Summary: This is my first solid state drive (SSD) so I can't speak to how this drive compares to other SSDs on the market, but if there's anyone reading this review who is --like I was-- on the fence about making the jump to a SSD: go for it. I'm running a 4 year old machine that was a lower-high end system when I bought it, but by today's standards is probably only average, so I was skeptical that I would see the kinds of speed boosts that people in other reviews have talked...
Summary: I had a little trouble getting my HDD image to mount to this SSD but the fault was not with the drive it was my fault. I was trying to put a 80 gig partition on a 64 gig drive (do no ask how long it took me to figure that out). Now that I got it to work my netbook it boots up in about 30 seconds from the time I push the power button. It is very quick I am extremely impressed with this SSD when I get back from Afghanistan I will be putting a SSD in my desktop back home.
Summary: This slid right into place, easy as pie, on our custom build. I have Windows 7, Office, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and lots of other programs installed on it, and at half-full, it works like a charm! We supplemented it with a 1TB HD as well.
Summary: I decided to buy this drive for one purpose - a boot drive for my HTPC. I was originally was just going to get a 8GB SSD, but the performance on those was only slightly better than a typical hard drive. I decided to up to the 64GB model and put my the OS on the SSD drive as well. First off, putting this in the machine was trivial, thanks to the included 2.5" -> 3.5" adapter.
Summary: MSI Wind U123 Upgrade from standard 160gb 5400rpm 2.5 Drive. Running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit -2GB Ram -32Gig SSD Corsair -16gb SD Card Class 10 for read boot and temp files Is it better? Yes, it boots in 15 to 20 seconds and shutdowns are 5 to 7 seconds. Opening everything is around 1 to 2 seconds. Web Browsing is limited to speed of connection but it pops sites up within 5 to 8 seconds (using IE8.
Summary: I use this SSD as the OS drive for my gaming rig. I havent had any problems with it to speak of and couldnt be more happy with it's speed. Definitely recommended if you dont want to spend a hundred plus dollars more on newer tech that's only marginally better (really? you don't have 5 seconds more of patience to wait for windows to load?) than this drive.
Summary: It has a win score of 7.3, which ain't to shabby for a sata 2 ssd. Corsairs site "Tweaks" will offload the work to secondary hdd. Win 7 ult x 64 clean install system includes fyi, and compatability concerns: M 59 nzxt case, 970A-ud3 gigaboard, 955amd M, Kingston 4x4 GB @ 1600, 4850 x 1gb, Wd 320 blue, It is formated to 29.7 gb and with Windows tweaked well, it leaves 14.7 gb still clear and ready to use.