Summary: After fiddling with it and getting repeated horrible performance verified with AS-SSD and hdtach, I did the unthinkable - I "defragged" the drive as a last ditch effort before I re-installed everything, and surprisingly it worked.
Pros: SSD responsiveness, reliable - no faults. Intel SSD toolbox lets you run trim as required. mSATA lets me utilize the otherwise unused connector on my laptop. Makes a fine boot drive and made my laptop much more responsive.
Cons: TRIM didn't seem to work and the drive was slowing down even though I tried to clear out enough space (about 15GB of the 70ish available) for it to work with. It's still not the fastest drive even when at top speed.
Summary: This thing may not be the fastest SSD on the market, but it's still a huge improvement over any spinning platter. I get boot times under 15 seconds, then it takes another 5 seconds to be on Newegg, or some other site. I use a ThinkPad Edge E420s and it has a mSATA/PCI mini slot that I put this in.
Pros: This drive is quit fast and reliable. I'm using in SRT mode and there is a noticeable difference in speed. I got this after I got a ocz nocti drive kept freezing while I was running my PC. I even have 11 GB of spare space left.
Summary: I bought this to pop inside a new motherboard to use as READ/WRITE intel smart response, not realizing that only a few specific motherboards allow mSata mini pci-e SSD chips. Had to buy a msata to sata adapter for 20 bucks so i can hook it up to my media center mini-itx motherboard
Cons: Intel continues having issues with 8mb bug. Symptoms of this bug only 8mb usable space. Serial number of msata or hard drive wiped away. System will randomly detect drive is available in system. Before using any Intel ssd I confirm the drive is running latest and greatest firmware. Even after con...
Summary: If you are considering a mSata to pair with the mechanical internal hard drive, you should not hesitate to make this purchase.
Pros: Overall, the mSata has been a great upgrade for my ThinkPad x220. It is definitely faster than the HDD and loads Windows and applications very quickly, which is the reason why I made the purchase. I haven't had any installation (which was easy) or other technical problems that some users have exp...
Cons: I chose the Intel 80GB version because I read that it was reliable. However, I wish I had about 40 GB more to play with. I still have 19GB available after installing Win 7 and apps, but I always would like more space if possible.
Summary: Didnt install itself since it was a pain to just open up the case on the Acer, but with a little patience and a couple plastic knives I was able to do it without messing up the back shell of the tablet.
Pros: Installed the drive in a Acer Iconia W500 to replace the 32gb drive that was in there. Now I can run Win7 Pro, Win8 Dev Preview without a problem.