Erik Norvelle "Academic Services Consultant", Amazon
15 January 2013
Summary: I purchased this drive in December 2012 to replace the old Western Digital 5400rpm drive in my 15" Macbook Pro (10,3 from mid 2007). This older Macbook has an SATA-1 bus in it, so I wasn't expecting a huge speed increase. However, I have been pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Brought new life into an old 2007 Macbook Pro 3,1. The MacBook Pro is only capable of SATA1 so this SATA2 SSD was more than sufficient. The system was running at 50MB/s read/write with the old 5400 RPM HDD. It's now hitting 150MB/s read/write (3x performance increase).
Summary: This was my first SSD hard drive purchase. With me having a 6-core computer with 8GB of ram, I was thinking a SSD would really speed this thing up. I got the drive, and it was very easy to install. I had no problems at all.
Summary: I'm not claiming all of you who left negative comments/reviews on this product to be mo-rons, but some of you are. Simply because you failed to do research on a product's intended purpose and capabilities & limitations from its manufacturer.
Pros: Works well for it's intended purpose and performs well for its described application from the manufacturer. It boots a little faster than some standard HDDs not all.
Summary: Over all pretty happy with the drive. I installed it in a older laptop to be exact Dell E1505. Originally tried to do a fresh install was not happy with the performance so I bought a data transfer kit, seemed to do the trick.
Summary: If you do get this drive and its slow, prob not the drives fault. Find the right ahci drivers for you chipset!
Pros: Fast! Didn't believe the hype of ssd drive until I got this set up right, and its not even the fastest they make. Windows boot and shutdown time cut and half and everything else is instant.
Cons: I RMA'd the first one because of it being super slow. Same problems with the second so I started playing around. Long story short, make sure you have the proper ahci drivers from amd/intel (esp ones with older motherboards like I, and dont get it form the mobo site) and this thing will scream. I ...
Summary: This drive isn't bad. I don't have a lot to compare it to. I would say Crucial's biggest problem as far as reliability is the firmware on their drives.in the last couple years I have bought 5 of them. They all have had the firmware issue. Causes the BIOS to drop the drive and of course NO boot.