Maybe the single best computer purchase I have made in over 2 years
Jason G., Newegg
7 February 2013
Summary: This was a great upgrade for enjoying my netbook! Snapy performance and increased battery life for operation... It made things so much easier and I use it all the time... Highly recommend Intel SSDs for Laptops and netbooks. It will make a noticable difference.
Pros: I use have used this in my netbook for over 2 years now. Running Linux OS like Ubuntu or Mint is lighting fast and it really increases the battery of my HP Mini netbook (about 2 hours of use and when the lid is shut it feels like it used zero power at all compared to the stock HD). When I close t...
Cons: Lets face it size matters but how much? 40GB is a good size for a light Linux OS, but it doesnt leave much wiggle room for windows if you like using new Microsoft OS or if you absolutely intend to use your netbook as mass storage. For my purposes this disavantage isnt really a disavantage because...
Completely Failed - They don't refurbish or care to save data
Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 March 2012
Summary: After using this for 1.5 of the 3 year warranty, this item completely failed. Intel didn't care to attempt repair or offer any "help" in getting data from this drive. They pulled out their legal statement and didn't even apologize. DO NOT BUY INTEL PRODUCTS!
Summary: It started out in my Lenovo S10-3 and I eventually moved it to my Lenovo X120e. I purchased this SSD to protect myself from mechanical failures,. Most of my past HDDs in laptops have ended dying and clicking.
Pros: Intel's SSD has been reliable and worked great with both Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 and Kubuntu 11.04 (not that there's a difference). There was a noticeable improvement in boot time after first switching. Boot times remain snappy.
Cons: I didn't really notice a difference after I actually got into the OS. Loading up applications seemed to take about the same time in comparison to my desktop without an SSD. Available space is rather small, but that's typical for SSDs. ======== $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /d...
Summary: This is the SSD to own if 1) You are tight on your budget 2) Just starting to look into SSD 3) Want to run multiple OS' without latency 4) Are a vivid gamer that can't waste $400 on Intel's gamer SSD 5) Have VMware (vSphere 4.0 for me), or directly connect to different Computers/Servers alot.
Pros: This got a 5 Star for the complete and satisfying performance of this SSD. I am currently using with ASUS M4A87TD motherboard, along side a AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz with 3 total cores (unlocks to a x4 B55). Newegg won't show me as a verified owner due to the fact I bough...
Cons: This SSD is not supplied with a Sata 6.0 cable. Also, I own a 10 Gigabit NIC card that, after speaking to IBM, is not compatible with this SSD as of yet. Their Tech support engineers are going to write me Bug/Patch though! Will update this after they get it to me.
Summary: I purchased (from BB) this drive to use as boot drive in multimedia workstation at church. Took the first one back after it died (3 days) tried a replacement, and, while it worked, it wouldn't always want to boot up, sometimes taking 4-5 tries to start without hanging.
Pros: Pretty fast - when it worked!
Cons: Random boot problems, would have to hard boot the system up to 4 times to start this up
Summary: You have to know what you want out of a computer if you put a small SSD in it. We use ours as data entry points and general office duties. We also have a SAN for Data storage and discourage people from storing data on their local hard drives.
Pros: It is a reliable SSD for a cheap price at a decent size for certain applications depending on the build.
Cons: SSDs are still costly. Just enough for windows 7 and a few programs. Formats at 37.2GB or there a bouts.
Summary: I built a totally silent, fanless, touchscreen All-In-One PC as a kiosk interface for a lumbar extension machine that now has NO moving parts thanks to this SSD. Great product, and affordable.
Pros: Just built an all in one PC for a physical therapy lumbar extension machine and I wanted it be as industrial as possible a minimize moving parts. The PC was a slowish atom based PC running XP pro on a domain, so I wanted something to make it appear snappy. This SSD was the key component that make...
Cons: XP pro took about 15 minutes on the install, slower than I expected, but the write speeds do lack across the board when comparing to other SSDs with Sandforce-based and Barefoot controllers.