Summary: I put this drive in an Asus 1000HE netbook. The netbook boots quickly and now the netbook is very quiet. No more whining hard disk sound. Installation is easy because the SSD has the same form factor and interface as a 2.5" hard disk. In my case I rebuilt the system from scratch to take advantage of a clean install. No regrets with this SSD.
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: 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.
Summary: For everyone who has tried to boot a computer and thought "there's time to start a pot of coffee", this is for you. I just finished a Windows 7 build using 2 WD Velocoraptors-respectable to say the least, but still slower than I expected. Ordered and installed one of these (Intel x25v), performing a clean install of the OS on the Intel and I could not believe the difference! Are there faster SSDs out there? Probably.