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: 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 systems, a desktop and currently a notebook.
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). and Apple support ensured me that I wouldn't invalidate my warranty (in fact, instructions on how to replace the HD are included in the MBP owners manual).
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. I have had a few crashes however.
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 drive (unless you buy an IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad).
Summary: I had an old HP Pavilion TX2000 laptop with AMD Turion64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-64 2.2GHz with 2GB of RAM, Windows 7 32-bit, and NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150. It had a 250GB 5400 RPM drive. But it started feeling its age and slow. So I wondered if the Intel X25-M 80GB would make that much of an improvement. And so far, I am loving it. Now, it's not a miracle worker. The drive won't make your old laptop feel like a new core i7 notebook with ATI graphics.
Boot up is somewhat faster but applications load much faster
David C. Massey, Amazon
4 February 2011
Summary: The reason I didn't give this a five-star rating is because it is pricey for what speed improvement it provides over a fast 10,0000 RPM mechanical hard drive. Boot up is a little faster but one of the biggest improvements for me is how much faster Microsoft Outlook opens and is ready to check for email - in about 3 seconds instead of 30 seconds with the mechanical hard drive.
Summary: This review is for the non-technical gadget lover. I installed this drive on and Acer Aspire Timeline X AS1830T-68U118 with Core i7 680 and 4GB RAM. I had great battery life before, but the SSD ads about an hour to my real-world battery life. I travel a lot, and have actually dropped my system from the over-head bin on an airplane.
Summary: I bought this drive to replace the Momentus XT. The XT had potential: it was certainly quick, but I had more stalls, spin downs, and beach balls than I had had with the original Hitachi drive. The Intel device is clean - no stalls so far. The silence of the drive is a wonder after many years of PC laptop use, and the speed to get things done is nice.