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.
Summary: I bought this hard drive because my computer is from last generation SATA II era. I didn't check to see if any newer SSDs would be compatible with SATA II and went ahead and bought this one thinking that nothing could go wrong. Been 3 months now and I am extremely dissatisfied with the purchase. Not only is the drive freezing and locking up just about all the time now, Intel no longer supports this drive on their Software.
Summary: I have installed it on my girlfriend's ASUS EEEPC as a replacement. It is indeed very silent and fast. I am satisfied with the price too. I ran the standard windows performance benchmark and it rates it to 7.6. One can get faster and better performance these days but this is plenty for what she will do with it. Yes, I would recommend this product.
Summary: I thought this drive was supposed to be new, and the anti-static packaging mine came in was previously opened. My SSD was all scuffed up on the back of the drive and it looked like someone was using it as a hockey puck. My understanding is these earlier SSDs have a finite life, so getting one that looks used is a little disconcerting. I have installed it and it works fine, but again, it sure doesn't look like a new product. Oddly, it came with HP labeled documentation?
Summary: Boot-up time is many times shorter. Shutdown time is also many times shorter. Application opens very fast too. I use this as OS drive on my desktop. The Acronis cloning software that came with it just works as stated on the installation procedure. Very smooth switching from my old HDD to the Intel SS drive. I'll purchase the SATA III when I am ready to upgrade my motherboard. Great product.
Summary: I replaced my boot hard drive with this unit, and it is much faster on boot up, plus it doesn't seem to cause the sporadic slow-downs that happened with my spinning hard drive. It's been working well for 2+ months now.