Summary: Everything loads up a lot faster but soon you want to load more stuff and have to rely on a second hard disk which makes things slower. I made another purchase of 80GB version of same product because of this reason.
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: It is a nice unit, but only 35mbps write? ouch... there are better out there. I will be testing a few of these this week and reporting here, so keep up if you would like to save yourself the trouble. Xbench on my iMac 27" running Snow Leopard off this thing via a McAlly Firewire case: Disk Test 73.33 Sequential 48.63 Uncached Write 42.10 25.85 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 42.44 24.01 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 49.55 14.50 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read...
Summary: I bought two of the Intel 40GB X25, stuck them in two of my PCs,and everything works great and fast! Not a whole lot of space (40GB), but coupling it with an 500GB HDD, as a slave, I now have two awesome PCs.
Summary: I picked up one of these for my Asus EeePC Netbook. It works great! I chose this SSD for several reasons. First, this one has the lowest power consumption rating of all the SSD drives I researched. It should extend my battery life watching movies on long flights. Second, I like the durability of SSD's. I don't have worry about physical damage from rough handling or dropping, since this will be my main traveling computer. Third, low noise and low heat.
Summary: I bought this drive about a month ago and I must say that it really sped up the boot time and application load time for my computer, an Intel Core i7 860 with 8 GB of RAM. PRO: In a word, SPEED! It increased the Windows 7 hard drive score from 5.9 to 7.2 (the maximum score is 7.9) and, even better, really sped up boot and application load times. This is a noticable upgrade unlike some other upgrades, i.e.
Summary: This is really a neutered Intel X-25M 80 Gb (it has half the memory and half the channels). It still performs within 80-90 % of the X-25M in most benchmarks. It is a great way to get good SSD performance for very little money, but after installing the OS, some applications and one or two games there will be no more room on the drive. Therefore I would only recommend it for: 1) Systems where you don't want to store a lot of big files (photos, video etc).
Summary: This thing is amazing-- the best upgrade I could have ever done. The only downside is it price-capacity ratio, but oli understand some comprises have to be made, given the technology. Overall, my computure is better for it.
Summary: This drive is fast. There will be comments about how the specs put it slower than other drives, but my real-world usage shows it as pretty fast. Went from a Windows Experience score of 5.8 to 7.1 for the drive (Q6600 w/ 6GB RAM), though these numbers don't do it justice. It's hard to explain let alone measure or gauge how much snappier and quicker the entire PC *feels*. If you blink you miss certain things that you would use to notice pop up.