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! They fail and Intel hides behind lawyers instead of providing customer service.
Summary: The price on these low capacity SSDs is really starting to come down. With Intel's recent introduction of the 3rd generation SSD, the 320 series, the prices on these 2nd generation disk should go down further. I bought one of these to use as the OS drive on a Windows 7 file server/media server that I keep running 24/7/365. My old OS drive was a much older conventional HDD that had about 45,000 hours into it and recently had a couple bad sectors.
Summary: I have an older PC that had some damaged sectors on the hard drive. I tried to replace it with a larger hard drive, but the back-up disk that came with the PC would only work with a 40gig HD. After messing around for several months I bought this Solid State HD and installed it. The boot-up time is super fast. With the old HD when I connected my i-pod, i-tunes would take forever to load and sync. Now i-tunes comes up in a few seconds and syncing is real quick.
Summary: Comes shipped with the latest firmware (Nov. 2010). Does not ship with Intel SSD Toolbox or the transfer software, but the downloads are free. I had the 80 GB Intel in my laptop which was transferred to my desktop and then returned the laptop to OEM spinning hard drive. That lasted for one day before I came up with the bucks to restore the laptop to what seems like the same performance as the slightly faster Intel 80 SSD.
Summary: So finally I decided to try one of the available SSD drives in the market. I choosed the Intel 40GB SSD Drive as it was the cheapest drive and best brand available (in my opinion) at the moment . The drive is amazing. It has a great speed both for reading and writing. Installing Windows 7 on it was faster than never before and it overall performance is just great. It also increase my battery life as it consumes less power.
Summary: I have a 4 years also Thinkpad. I was thinking to replace the laptop because was quite slow even with WinXP. I did not install Win7 because I knew it will get slower. Originally the laptop had a 5400rpm hard drive. I replaced the hard drive with Intel 40GB SSD and loaded Win7. Now my laptop is a speed daemon. I use it for Internet and Microsoft Office. After I installed those I still have about 20GB free on my SSD.
Summary: Awesome product, originally bought for use in my i5 desktop, tried it in my presario cq62-231nr just for fun and it has increased the performance 5 fold, 12 sec to boot and near instant program response. The only problem I had was formating the drive so it would show up and load the operating system (could not formate as C: drive). Great product, more cost effective than RAM. The presario is running a v120 AMD chip and 2 gb of ram.
Summary: I recently purchased my first Intel 40GB X25V SSD solid state drive in response to one of Amazon's special advertisements. The timing of the advertisement was perfect as I had just mailed one of my "primary" drives I use for my operating systems back to the manufacturer for warranty replacement.
Summary: I installed this intel ssd 40GB to my macbook pro 13. It works like charm. Start up time is pretty fast (a lot faster compared to my oem hitachi hard drive). Let me show you how to install this ssd drive to your macbook pro. First open the timemachines and backup everything in your mac on a separate external hard drive. Then turn off your macbook pro. Unscrew the back cover and replace the hard drive with this intel ssd 40gb. Then screw back the cover.