Windows 7 boot time less than 30 seconds with this drive.
Mark Stout, Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: I use these as boot drives in two home PC's and a laptop. Where I work, they already used these as system disks before I started here. Would have preferred SLC but they are expensive and hard to find. Read on a few sites that the Intel drives are more reliable than any other brand.
Summary: This, along with added ram in an additional Amazon purchase, really rejuvenated my Acer Aspire One netbook, NAV50. I use the netbook over the iPad now. I bought the Apricorn SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with USB 3.0 Connection ASW-USB3-25 (Grey) to clone the new drive with the original...
Summary: I have been running this SSD for a few years now, have preformed several wipes and the performance is still the same. Intel made a great SSD, now there are better options available but if you are looking to pick this one up used for a good price you won't get burned.
Summary: Your a loser if you don't use a SSD on you boot (System) drive. Way faster boot up, way less wear and tear on all other regular drives. No def-rag ever needed. Windows just works better delivering games, apps, etc with fast SSD access. Burst is tremendous and sustain is way better with no latency.
Summary: The old stock 80 GB hard drive ran slow and very hot. The 160 GB SDD had twice the capacity, ran cooler and faster and gave my old laptop a new look on life. I am quite pleased with this particular purchase.