Summary: I bought this one for my X61 thinkpad laptop. Since the mainboard only support up to SATAII, so I chose to buy this model not a SATAIII SSD for my limited budget and hardware capacity. Chose a SATA USB cable in Bestbuy and do the clone from my 120GB HDD to this 80GB SSD, everything's good in the process.
Summary: It's not the sellers fault that this broke. It was used! However, while it did work it was awesome. Granted there are much faster SSD's out there these days but I paid around $63.00 with shipping so why complain? I used this for my OS and music only. It certainly opened the programs fast and installed and uninstalled programs without a hiccup. Had this been a new item I would have given it 5 as I'm sure it would have turned out great.
Summary: I bought this drive about a year ago. Glad I did. The most noticeable thing is how much faster the boot time is. Second is how fast large memory hog programs like Photoshop start. Installing software is fast too. You may not think 120GB is big enough. Well it is plenty big. One thing I do with all my computers is leave the C: drive for the OS, programs, temp and pagefile and such.
This is the one that you have been looking for!!!!
21 December 2011
Summary: I cant say anything about this drive other than... GET IT NOW!!!! This drive is beyond amazing. I have an older machine, running an Intel Core2Duo E6700 CPU on an Intel 975XBX MOBO... I went from XP on 2GB of RAM on a HDD to Win7 with 6GB of RAM on this SSD... and WOWWWWW!!!! Its like an entirely new computer!! Fast? LMAO!!! This thing isnt just fast, its precognitive. It will have programs loaded and going before you get your finger off the mouse. Not kidding!
Summary: Running great, I have 2 in a RAID configuration and I get read speeds of 500mbps base on Sata2 connections. Of course, these really slow down if you fill them up so always keep at least 30GB free on your SSD.
Summary: I have used this SSD in three different computers now and it worked amazingly in each one. I've had it in a 2009 MacBook Pro, 2010 MacBook Pro, and now a 2009 MacBook (which is actually a ModBook). I tested the boot times with each swap out and there is a huge difference, about 40 seconds. Programs load faster, files save faster. It is simply an awesome SSD. I'm not sure how the newer versions of this SSD compares.
after a year and 8 months, still a fantastic boot drive
David Wilson, Amazon
30 August 2011
Summary: This drive no longer looks like a world beater in the benchmarks compared to the latest and greatest, but after a year and 8 months I'm still loving the two I have. No problems whatever, and system startup and shutdown speeds I couldn't have dreamed of using harddrives. I use one as the boot drive in a 17" Dell laptop that has room for two drives. The other is the boot drive for a desktop system.
Reliable (also much faster read/write than a more traditional hard drive)
24 August 2011
Summary: I sacreligiuosly put this in an external casing and use it as an external harddrive. In short, what makes SATA awesome is that it has faster read and write speed than normal for a harddrive. But by connecting it externally with a slow, slow usb cable, I'm not getting the benefit of the faster speed. Nevertheless, this harddrive has been a satisfying experience. It reliably holds data and lets me access it later.
Summary: When I purchased this SSD I was debating over the 80Gb and 160Gb. While the 80Gb SSD works great, I wish I would have gotten the 160Gb instead as it is almost full from installed programs. Most of which I don't use, but my significant other does.