Summary: I had to do a full install windows 64 .But I love it boot was almost 2 minutes now its around 30 sec .Programs open super fast I love it .Intel I3-3100 with GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 version1 motherboard.
Summary: I beat this thing up. Several reformats, a couple of OS installs, pulling down the linux kernel every other day. TRIM does need to be enabled, but it can take *some abuse. Also, if I could take a half egg I would. The case seems to be warping/oxidizing in a very odd way.
Pros: Stable. This SSD is not meant for speed, but for reliability. To this ends, it works wonderfully.
Cons: It is not fast by SSD standards. Also, it's tiney. I am not sure if you can even realistically install windows on it. For most people, this drive isn't for you.
Summary: I installed it on a GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard. The setup went smoothly as I used the ez smart response to set up the caching. The drive was working great until recently, I noticed that the srt wasn't enabling as it usually does (prior to this, I setup the acceleration on the intel software,...
Pros: When it functioned normally, it worked great. Great speed in use with regular hard drive. Pretty quick read and write rates for this type of ssd. SLC (to me it is a pro..) Very compact seemed well built, but...
Cons: Will not function properly right after the 30 day return window goes out... Highly overrated when the price per Gb and other important factors are considered... Raid 0 array doesn't have great redundancy, but is good for performance, thus that is why "caching" exists... Not as good, and is more e...
Summary: This has been pointed out but when I ordered this product I did not know there are two versions of the Intel 311 SSD. The default image showing a 2.5" drive is incorrect -- this product is a much smaller, non-enclosed version that is intended for laptop PC use. The 2nd image shows what this is.
Pros: Using this for a ZIL (ZFS Intent log) drive. It's perfect for this since my cache size is only about half of the disk's capacity and it's a huge savings over the older 32GB Intel X25-E (that you can't even buy anymore).
Cons: Small size means they are sort of slow - <3.5k IOPS for random writes isn't any worse than the X25-E, but it won't win any awards. Luckily the ZIL doesn't need high write speed either since we top out around 100MB/s.
Installed in a Lenovo ThinkPad X220 along with the 320GB HDD
Lucas "LR", Amazon
10 January 2012
Summary: Here's what I did: I ordered a Lenovo ThinkPad X220, selecting the only hard disk drive option available (a 320GB). I did not get the WWAN card option. If you don't have the WWAN card installed in the laptop, you then have an extra expansion slot in which you can install an mSATA drive.
Summary: Hindsight would be to buy a quality 64g mlc drive and have frequent automatic backups.
Pros: Great quality and reliable slc ssd. For a cache drive with lots of writes, slc reliability is of great importance.
Cons: Just too small, whats the point of having a 64g max cache and then selling only 20g-fills up way too fast and then performance become erractic since you don't know what was kicked out, still faster overall though.