Summary: Installation is a snap, if you have the stomach for diving into the internals of a desktop pc or laptop. The cloning software works like a champ. I installed one of these in my desktop and another one in my laptop. Bootup times went from miserably slow to lightening fast on both machines. Both machines boot up in less than 30 seconds from cold start, 10-15 seconds from "Sleep". Great improvement and best upgrade I've ever made.
Summary: Threw it in my MBP -- wow... like a brand new computer... It rocks... Had two weeks -- no issues except it does not like being external... So impressed bought another one to use in a fusion drive set up on a new mac mini...
Summary: Purchased this drive for my laptop since at the time was a good deal. I had purchased Intel and Samsung drives which both have lasted for years but was assured Crucial makes good drives. However, within 3 monthes of my purchase it died - no boot to Windows, no drive in bios. Tried it on my PC, no dice. My first dead SSD. I talked to the helpdesk guy at work and it turns out we deployed 3 of these at work and had 2 of the 3 crap out within a year as well.
Summary: I chose this because of the low price of .5TB SSD drives. Its performance is great and it boosted the boot time and seek time tremendously for my Macbook Pro 17 unibody. I put the old .5TB drive in a CD slot SATA drive carrier so now I can backup to it.
Crucial m4 512GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT512M4SSD1
3 January 2013
Summary: The drive is great, very fast. Came with the latest firmware I love it. This is the second drive I both and it is working great so far I have seeing reviews where people saying they had issues with the drive, but so far I do not see any problems, it is all working great.
Incredible performance, decent manufacturer support
30 December 2012
Summary: Going from a non ssd to this, I feel like I bought a brand new MacBook. It was expensive but the performance now is incredible. I highly recommend the upgrade. I have noticed loss of battery life though but I can't say for sure it is the ssd. The instructions said to update to the lates OS update 10.7.2 so I also did that at the same time and now battery life is fairly significantly diminished. I can't pinpoint whether it is the ssd or the OS update that caused it.