Summary: From what I've gathered, I am not the only one with this issue. Supposedly it's a bad logic controller design. Whatever the issue, this has quickly turned me into a very frustrated user. I'll be shelling out the extra money for an m4. This thing is junk.
Pros: It's easy to install and works great at first, just like you'd expect, and it's cheap
Cons: I have been using this with my MacBook Pro to create a Fusion Drive. At first it was really fast and worked seemlessly with my original HDD. But once I started to install my pro software it slowed down dramatically. Even though I set up trim to be on, my write speed slowed into the megabytes per ...
Summary: Bought this drive for a 2008 HP laptop running Win7 as I felt it would improve performance from my WD Scorpio Black (7200 RPM). At first Windows couldn't tell the difference (Windows index was unchanged at 5.9), but it seemed to load a few seconds faster (or was it wishful thinking?
Pros: Does boot and shut down slightly faster (at first). Doesn't completely lock up or refuse to boot like my Intel drives did. Shockproof (more so than my platter drive was).
Cons: Performance degrades rather quickly, needs to be babysat to bring the performance back up to par with my old 7200 RPM drive. Smaller than my old drive was, with no significant increase in performance.
Cons: Corsair offers no firmware update. It only scores a 5.9 on Windows 7 Experience Index. I would not recommend this drive unless it the price came down to match typical 7200 rpm drive at similar capacity.
Cons: It is painfully slow especially writes. Copying from across the network through a Gig Ethernet I get around 9.4 MB/s as per Windows 7 copy operation shows. I don't see the need to use a benchmark software.
Summary: 3.5" adapter doesn't really fit in an Antec P182. The adapter cage is to short.
Pros: Decent read performance SATA II
Cons: Horrendous write performance. On first install of Win7, SSD would frequently hang while writes were being done. I dug around online and several people suggested a full format (not the quick one done during install). I performed a full format and reinstalled Win7. The hanging still occurs but is f...
Summary: But then it died. I was very happy with the performance when I first got it, but obviously in retrospect, it seems not to be very useful. Luckily I didn't have anything too important on it, but that's just by chance. I'm not sure if I'll be able to retrieve any of the data at this point.
Summary: Super slow my 7200 hard drive was wayyyyyy better. This SSD freezes all the time. It is the worst SSD I have ever bought from Crucial I usually buy M4s from Crucial I decided to go for this one because I had a hard drive and need an SSD for the OS.
Summary: Drive started showing errors in my system logs after less than 30 days of usage. 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 649 Feb 20 07:38:42 netbook kernel: [ 21.225674] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled sense code Feb 20 07:38:42 netbook kernel: [ 21.225679] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result:...