Summary: This was my first SSD. I would definitely consider Crucial if I had to do it over because their website is easy to use, the drive performs reliably and the tech support forum is accessible.
Pros: Good speed and no errors thus far. Crucial Forums and tech support are pretty good as electronics go.
Cons: Firmware is very hard to update with this model. Other Crucial brands offer apps to update firmware thru bootable USB but this model requires you to put an ISO on a CD or use a kludgey set of hacks to get that ISO onto a thumb drive. Doesn't make any sense to be honest...
Summary: SSD's now get faster writes speeds, much much faster. I recommend purchasing one SSD with three times better write speeds. This way you get to use TRIM which helps prevent the early demise of your expensive investments.
Pros: No heat, no noise. fast read times. With 2 of these configured with raid 0, block size: 4k. I get almost maximum throughput speeds of 700-725MB/s sequential reads. Write speeds (sequental) are a measily 130MB/s max. Windows 7 Pro boots up in 40 seconds. When playing Duke Nukem or Crysis 2, the le...
Cons: Write speeds dont compare to any SSD made within the last year. I dont know how people claim to get over 100MB/s write speeds - the specs show 75MB/s is the max... If I had it to do it over again I would have purchased something with faster write speeds. Due to using raid 0, I dont get to use TRI...
Summary: Some problem with LPM and Intel Rapid Storage Technology..? Crucial support over email told me about 3 different things to try and no luck so far. Gotta get on the phone with them soon to figure the problem out.
Pros: Fast. Works well 95% of the time. Got is on sale from newegg for less than 200.
Cons: Stuttering, blue screens, infinite lockups have been plaguing me for months now. They happen rarely, but I just can't rid my computer from them. I've surfed many sites, edited the registry, reverted drivers, disabaled LPM, uninstalled Intel RST ... but I'm still getting tons of lockups.
Summary: Size is perfect for a boot drive. Secondary HDD for files. In Macbook w/SATA2, EFI firmware 1.7: Read: 112MB/s Write: 70MB/s Not nearly the fastest SSD. I would peg it as one of the slowest. Doesn't compare to Vertex 2 in my desktop.
Pros: Very lightweight, small. Worked perfectly in my 2009 Macbook pro. Slight battery improvement. Also works well with SATA2, trim enabled with no problem.
Cons: Speed on SATA2 is comparable to my old 7200RPM drive. Seek times are an improvement. Benchmarks from AJA show slower writes and reads than my WD Caviar Blacks, comparing SATA3 to SATA3. Sometimes takes up to 10 seconds to initialize. This is as bad as a HDD.
Summary: Sometimes a component just fails to live up to expectations, fails to meet the hype, in short fails to WOW me. That's the case with this SSD drive (and from what I know from others, all SSD drives).
Pros: It's silent It's marginally faster in real world use It gets a perfect 7.9 on the windows score
Cons: No cons really, I haven't had any problems with the drive
Summary: would be better if the drive didnt get stuck at "verifying dmi pool data"
Pros: loads office 2010 in seconds!!! loads games in seconds!!! loads programs on seconds!!! loads everything in seconds...well amost!!!
Cons: on boot it always gets stuck at "verifying dmi pool data". does anyone know how to fix this? tried resetting bios but doesnt work. detaching extra drives works but i need the other drives attached. any help would be appreciated:D
Summary: Do your research and make sure others haven't been having problems w/ the SATA controller you'll be using. If so, find a solution prior. I am using this with a Marvell 6GB controller.
Pros: Speed is great, simple to install. SSD came with the current firmware. Runs cool, no fan needed.
Cons: I keep getting timeouts and random reboots logged in the event log on Windows7. Still trying to resolve the issues. If I can stabilize the system then I'll be happy. I will probably stick with the intel ones next time.
Summary: It is hard to justify the premium price for this drive compared to the Intel G25 when running older hardware. I was thinking I was future-proofing for a future mobo upgrade. My Windows Experience index is about 7.5 on the drive, versus a potential 7.9 with newer hardware.
Pros: Fast, quiet, low power consumption, potential for 6Gbs etc.
Cons: My older Asus 6N32E-plus mobo doesn not support AHCI, so I'm not only missing SATA3 but running as SATAIDE the speeds are not much more than the Intel G25 M2 in my laptop. After firmware update from version 002 to version 006 my drive will no longer directly boot. If I have Grub on another drive,...