Summary: I looked at the reviews and some people were saying things about booting up with this drive and it running with some hiccups. I would agree with all of those complaints. My system has not run as smoothly as I would like since I've installed this.
Summary: Though absolutely reliable, it isn't the fastest and performance starts to dip rather quickly, as with all Sandforce drives I've owned in the past. I think this will be the last SF drive I'll try unfortunately because I just can't get over how slow the write speeds get and how ineffective Trim is.
Pros: Very reliable. Quick read speeds, Intel Toolbox is a pretty solid software, makes a good os/boot drive.
Cons: Write speeds degrade pretty quickly and Trim does nothing to help. I started noticing it slowing down on file transfers a few months in. I have the 840pro on my main desktop and I write to that a lot more, but performance didn't drop much.
Summary: This SSD seems to work well, however it is a replacement. The first one failed after onr week. Amazon was good about getting me a new one shipped quick and I also quickly returned the failed on. The one I have now seems to be lasting longer, just have to wait and see.
Summary: I hoped this would work with my MacBook Pro, and for the most part it is WAY faster than my previous (non-SSD) drive, but the extremely long hangs that occur throughout the day are less than ideal.
Pros: Very fast, makes no sound whatsoever
Cons: Causes my Macbook Pro to freeze for 20-30 seconds, about 8-10 times a day, depending on usage. I've tried enabling and disabling TRIM, there is ~80GB free space. When I use the Activity Monitor there is a huge I/O spike when these happen.
Summary: Intel, please release a new firmware that will address that freezing problem for so many people, I know that the actual controller is SandForce, but I am sure you have power over what they release.
Pros: Its Intel, fast, cheep (at the time Black Friday deal for $99) more space for the price
Cons: Random freezing problem, this same problem has been reported by a lot of people even on the intels sites, but unfortunately they are still not acknowledged the issue. Just search in your preferred browser and search engine - intel 330 random freezing, and you will see tons of reported issues. The...
Its a good drive except the partition tables are in GPT which makes installing windows 7 and 8 64bit complicated
8 January 2013
Summary: I bought this drive for the performance and it over exceeded my expectations except for 1 major flaw which gets 3 stars. If you are using this drive on multiple computers beware you will have to convert the drive from GPT to NTFS to get the drive to reinstall on a new system.
Summary: I would love some insight as to the problem or what I did wrong. I would like to keep all the programs, setttings, etc that the cloning provides.
Pros: Looks Good
Cons: Unable to get the system to boot from drive. States that the boot manager is missing. So far, have been unable to resolve. Works great on a clean install but not when cloned. Used Intel's software to clone.
Summary: This is my first SSD though I have since bought 2 others (from different manufacturers). Bought this on 7/20/12 from Amazon. Very fast and installed just like any other hard drive...very easy. Worked great for a few months but started to freeze up, sometimes during booting.
Summary: I dropped this into a 2008 aluminum MacBook with OS X Mountain Lion and noticed it wasn't as fast as I thought it should be although it was much faster than my old HDD. My MacBook has a SATA2 interface which allows 3Gigabit Link Speed but the drive would only negotiate a SATA1 or 1.5Gigabit Link...