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: 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.
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.
Summary: There are many that surpassed this little drive but this drive from Intel is still a very appreciated drive. My review is late so I cannot recommend this drive to anyone because of newer drives but I wanted to provide an update, I purchased this back towards the end of 10' and it has been in two...
Summary: Newegg gets 5 eggs for good customer service. Shipping gets 5 eggs for early delivery/no damage. Intel gets 5 eggs for an excellent product. Intel/Rebate center 0 for not responding. Moved "My Documents" to a standard hard drive after install.
Pros: There is a reason these are expensive. You actually notice a difference in PC performance. My computer boots extremely fast and loads programs before most even finish turning on. There are various sites posting benchmarks to prove this. My lowest WEI score is now my CPU which is a i7-870... lol.
Cons: I still never received my rebate. Purchased back on 3/27/11. All the paperwork was right, as I checked the tracking info, but it never showed up in the mail. I have also emailed them and never received a response back. I usually do not have issues getting rebates... minus 1 egg.
Summary: I'm using ext4 on Ubuntu. Apparently you should be using ext3 without journaling, but I was to lazy to redo the install of Ubuntu. The migration software reports an ext4 system as ext3, but it copied correctly (apparently on a sector by sector basis).
Pros: Bought the 160GB version of this drive for an HP Pavilion dv5, after having installed the 40GB version in a Lenovo S10. The system dual booted Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 and was on a 500GB drive. I shrunk the Windows partition to ~ 100GB and the Ubuntu partition to ~ 40GB. I then updated the driv...
Cons: The rating is only 4 eggs due to price and the migration software didn't handle resizing the partitions automatically. If I hadn't known how to do that, then I would have been stuck reinstalling both Windows and Ubuntu.
Summary: This is an expensive drive, but the performance is awesome. In OSX Snow Leopard, my boot is very fast, and applications open nearly immediately. It was fairly easy to install (make sure you have the right tools and it'll only take 30-45 minutes. I had to run out to get some new tools for it).
Summary: Upgraded from 32bit Win7 on an HDD to a 64bit install on this baby, and it has made a huge difference. My boot up time has gone from a minute or two to about 15 seconds flat. Great performance on my major programs and projects- Photoshop CS5 and Premier- giving me much better read write speeds.
Summary: I purchased this SSD to replace a legacy 2.5inch drive in my (now) aging MacBook Pro. Replacement was so simple it should almost be illegal. Replacement on a PC-based Windows machine will be more complex as they don't offer the "copy my stuff from an external drive" option when it detects a new...