Summary: I'm not a big gamer, but rather an enthusiast. However, I do some pretty heavy tasks regularly, i.e. application development, web research, video streaming. I decided to install this in my 27-inch 2011 iMac, which the physical install was very difficult since I was adding (not replacing) a hard drive. This hard drive though, was a breeze to setup. It was instantly recognized in OS X (and Windows 8.1) and it's now my bootup HD. I can definitely tell the difference.
Very cost effective "high capacity" SSD **UPDATE**
coach george, Amazon
16 March 2014
Summary: I bought this to use in the GIGABYTE Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R Mini-PC and it works great! Very fast boot time and my VM's run very well. The 500GB capacity makes this a very affordable SSD that can be used in laptops or PC's. I highly recommend it. ***UPdate** It has been prox 3 months now that I have been using this drive in my Brix. I have taken it with me all over the country and the SSD continues to run flawlessly.
Summary: I got sick of waiting for my laptop to boot up so I replaced the mechanical drive with this SSD. So far it's done the job nicely! It probably decreased the complete boot time by a factor of 10. By 'complete' boot time, I mean the time it takes to boot the laptop up, plus the amount of time the disk continues to be hit after the laptop has booted. I recommend it!
Summary: I replaced my Crucial M4 sata3 6gps main os to ADATA and I noticed a 30% increased in boot time every time. Its very consistent in booting time as well, in my M4 some days it has its moments of wtf is a spinner moment? every setting is the same for both OS that they both ran and I prefer ADATA for its consistent boot times. Its been close to 4 months of heavy use with the same performance from day one and with no slight feeling sluggish.
Summary: I chose this particular SSD not because of the reviews but because I saw active participation by ADATA for bad reviews. They respond to the customers having problems, giving them solutions. I didn't see many other companies doing this. If it does go, it's just a SSD cache anyways. I'll just a new one from ADATA!
Pros: It's working great. Everything is much better than a HDD. Working very well as a SSD cache.
Summary: I didn't get mine from Amazon, but does that really matter if I'm going to say good things about the product? I have a friend that has the latest model 2013 Macbook Pro Retina with the built in Apple SSD. Both Quad-core i7's, technically his is a faster machine as the built in SSD uses a PCI express interface, whereas these replacement drives for your regular HD are SATA 6GB which not as fast a connection.