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 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: While it lasted, it was quick and instantaneously responsive, so I can't give it a single star. Now, it's dead, though, and that means I can't get any data off of it (yes I do run backups). Tech Tool Pro, Disk Utility-- nothing can report it now; it's clinically dead. Alas, I cannot recommend this product, and you will find more backup if you search for this failure.
Rippin' fast! Fast, quiet, low power. Then it threw errors.
Neil Kirby, Amazon
7 January 2010
Summary: IMPORTANT UPDATE AT BOTTOM: Original Review: This drives makes my Windows (Win 7, x64) machine the fastest booting system I've ever had the pleasure of using. The speed difference is hard to comprehend. It's really that fast. The drive is silent, so now I have the quietest PC I've ever used as well. It uses almost no power, so if you are looking to make a green and quiet PC, this drive is worth the cost.