Performance is great, however beware of overheating
26 June 2013
Summary: I went through two of these units due to heat failure issues. Full disclosure is that I installed them in a iMac that isn't designed to have a SSD installed in the optical drive bay. However I feel as though this drive should have been able to withstand in that environment.
Summary: I gave it an okay due to the one we bought was bad and had to return it. However the other one we got works great, just the drive is not really big enough for our pc. I need to get a bigger drive.
Summary: I'm using this in a desktop that I built in December 2011. Along with this SSD as the boot drive, I'm also using a 2 TD Western Digital Caviar Green. I'm much happier with the value of the hard drives than the SSD.
Pros: This drive is fast, and hasn't had any reliability issues. The increase in speed really shows when you're doing something that accesses tons of small files.
Cons: When I bought this, there was supposed to be a rebate. I probably wouldn't have bought it if it weren't for the rebate. Unfortunately, the rebate was denied even though I'd sent in the required documentation. I see that I'm not the only one this happened to. The speed increase is also less drasti...
Summary: Its a great product while it works. I bought the intel brand because its supposed to be reliable. But I guess every manufacturer can have its bad apples. While it was working it was the best upgrade for my laptop, hands down.
Summary: If you don't apply the update and your computer has a power glitch, the cable gets loose, etc and the drive will WIPE ALL THE DATA IRREVOCABLY. There is a firmware update available at Intel's site ([...]) and you can read about the problem at [...].
Cons: I would not have bought but for the rebate. Rebate induced me to buy. I also have bad luck with rebates not being paid. I make copies of submission package and video process stuffing the envelope. Here the rebate tracking service states claim is denied for failure to include documentation. I did ...
Summary: It's not too different from other SSD drives to justify the premium. Also, if I had known about the Warranty Terms and Conditions sooner I wouldn't have bought it.
Pros: It hasn't given me any problems.
Cons: It's kind of on the slow side. I've had value-brand SSD drives that cost half as much perform significantly better. The Warranty is VERY LIMITED. To make a claim you have proof of purchase. The warranty is non-transferrable. And if you got the drive as part of a system, Intel support won't even t...