Summary: First and foremost, I had to RMA my first one back to Intel. My computer would cold boot itself once or twice a day. It had problems recovering from sleep mode as well. Intel turned it around quickly with little hassle. Second, the ghosting software does not properly ghost a Windows 8 drive. The partitions and data copy, but not the required boot information. Some of the Windows 8 reserved partition is left behind.
Summary: I've installed numerous SSD drives. For a network client machine this is all the space needed for apps and o/s. Buying the Intel brand allows you to make use of the free cloning software that makes a bit by bit clone of your old hard drive so it is very quick to get up and running with these. With adequate memory, changing to one of these drives makes the difference between buying a new computer or getting a few more years of usable life.
Summary: I dont have any complaining about the SSD, the quality of intel products is famous, but definitely you need to know (100 % sure) the compatibility of your machine with this SSD, because right now i have mi laptop with the same old HDD but with a USB 2.0 of 240 GB, pretty sad.
Summary: I bought 2 of these bad boys for two of my studio workstations. They are wicked fast out of the box, both systems boot up in about 5 seconds after the motherboard operation screen. The data transfer rate is screaming fast. I am awaiting for the speed degradation that I have read many reviews about, for now I will bask in the glory. ---- 2 months later The hard drives are still very fast.
Summary: I'm using this drive as an ESXi host cache, and it's been great. It's swapping rather large sets of data for a vertica cluster and performing like a champ. I replaced a bad buy from OCZ with this little fella, and my IO speeds nearly doubled. Highly recommended.
Summary: The reason this product is rated so high is because it is an amazing positive boost to go from using a regular hard drive to a SSD. So first-time SSD adopters, like myself, love this drive. If you don't own one - then you should get one. It will probably do more for your computer than upgrading the CPU, or getting more RAM (so long as you already have 4 GB). However that doesn't meant it is better than the other SSDs.