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.
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.
Summary: When I get cheated on an MIR, I CEASE doing business until the theft is rectified. In this case the involved parties are 1) 4myrebate.com and 2) Intel and 3) Newegg.com. Well maybe I won't quit the newegg habit but I will jolly well ignore any and all MIR offerings as garbage.
Pros: SSD good.
Cons: Came with purported "4myrebate" $30 scam rebate via card. The scum "4myrebate" people process by removing the attached barcode and obliterating "Orig barcode -->" hand writing before scanning in the document. They they say it was not sent and deny the rebate, thus STEALING from the customer.
Cons: Drive failed ~2mo after purchase. Windows detected drive was about to fail. I contacted Intel to start the warranty process. Intel customer support is below average for the industry. First, they required that the defective drive be returned before they would ship out a replacement. This prevents ...
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.
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.