Pros: Crazy fast, I benchmarked it once and blew my friend's RAID Raptors out of the water. Takes longer to post than to boot windows, although I set my BIOS to run extended tests. Office 2010 doesn't even show the splash page, it just opens!
Cons: Slows down over time. It slows down like any other computer, yet it is still faster. Size is something I knew when I bought it. I have 10 games on the drive with space for more, but I'd rather not fill it yet. You can always install other games to another conventional hard drive.
Pros: This has been by far the best component upgrade I have made. It has increased the speed of booting the PC, starting applications, loading games, loading maps etc. Virtually any time my Core i7 system seemed sluggish in the past, I found that I was being limited by my WD 1 TB Black drive.
Cons: None, except for price - but it's well worth the cost.
Summary: Non-solid state drives installed on the computer will limit the read/write speed of the SSD when transferring data between them.
Pros: This drive has worked flawlessly since I installed it 3 month ago. It has been fast, reliable and seamless in its operation.
Cons: Here is a lessoned learned that does not reflect badly on the X25-M but is a must know. Initial flash of X25-M firmware to latest, via CD, failed until I disabled the "A" drive in the motherboard bios. After that, it flashed without issue.
Pros: It's hard to emphasize the performance increase from this drive. My OC'd i7 920 performs amazingly with this vs. a traditional HDD. WEI for primary disk drive went from a 5.8 to 7.8. Boot times (after bios) have been reduced nearly 75%. No issues upgrading firmware from 02G9 to 02HD. Well worth the investment. Windows 7 automatically performs TRIM function with new firmware. After a week of use (Windows 7 installation, numerous application installations, normal use, e...
Pros: This drive is amazingly fast. It is the fastest drive I've ever used and it is a huge factor in making my new i7 PC the fastest PC I've ever used. I flashed to the latest firmware (highly recommended that you do this; fairly painless if you have a CD-burner) before installing Windows 7, for the TRIM support. (If you don't have Windows 7, it comes with a very nice Intel utility to let you do a manual TRIM.) The already-fast Win 7 install flew with this drive. About 20 ...
Cons: A mounting bracket is required for desktops but it is included in this retail package. Price has been varying a lot lately, but I think I got a good deal at $2.50 / GB.
Pros: Really fast. The best money that you can spend for a laptop upgrade. Boot time is crazy fast. Programs load in a fraction of the time needed with a 7200 rpm drive. Stupid simple to install on my T60p. Firmware update was also a no-brainer. I replaced an older Intel 80 gig SSD that was getting a little small. This later generation one is also much faster. Generally the added bonus with the SSD above the speed benefits are the wonderful quiet, the lack of heat, and incr...
Cons: They are somewhat expensive, but once you have one, there is just no going back.
Summary: Out of the box, I had some stuttering, but after flashing the drive that went away. The drive froze during my first attempt to install Windows 7. Second time, no problems. After loading Win 7, it was 14% fragmented, cleaned that up and it has been 0% fragmented since.
Pros: This drive is smokin' fast! It cut my start up time in half from my old WD Raptor (now 37 seconds from the time I push the power button until my desktop is fully loaded and ready to go, antivirus, everything). As recommended, I went to Intel's website and downloaded the flash utility, very quick and easy. If you are serious about upgrading your computer's performance I would highly recommend this drive.