Summary: I've been a happy owner of an Intel SSD for over 4 years, but since it had only 80GB I needed to upgrade my storage capacity. After doing some research, I found this drive. Reviews were so great about this product that I didn't have many second thoughts about buying it, I needed performance and reliability, and this Kingston drive was supposed to be exactly that.
Summary: Very disappointed. Loved the drive, until one day it is not recognized on any computer of mine. Ridiculous! I have lost all data, and have absolutely no interest in exchanging with Kingston for another drive. Will accept the refund, as I will no longer trust Kingston in storing my data.
Excerpt: With the help of steam mover and a few 7200rpm 64mb cache 1tb hdds for your user files, game installation, and other media/documents this drive is enough for most Win7 install. I went with the 120GB, which is more than enough. The initial installation is very easy, though after there is alot of configuration needed to redirect various parts of windows to different drives. The speed gain you will get in return makes this well worth the time.
Summary: I first installed the drive in a Dell Inspiron 620 MT. The computer would "blue screen" about twice per day regardless of whether it was in IDE or AHCI mode. Thinking it may have been caused by a incompatibility issue, I then installed it in a Acer AS1410 laptop. Again, I still kept getting regular blue screens. The drive came with firmware 502. The Kingston Field Updater was not able to install firmware 503 when installed on either machine.
Summary: My 8th SSD, and the only one with any problems to date. I also have a Gskill 120GB, Vertex 2, 2x Kingston V+100s, 2x Sandisk Extremes, Samsung 830, and now this one arrives and it just freezes up my computers and is not detected. Returning for refund and likely replacing with another Sandisk or Samsung (my favorites thus far).
Summary: I ordered this SSD, and the first one I received was dead on arrival. It simply did not work in any machine, internally or in external enclosures. Manufacturing defects occur, so I exchanged it for another identical drive. No big deal. However, the second drive was also dead on arrival. It is now on its way back to Amazon so my money can be refunded. Amazon's return process is easy, but even so, I'm very sad that I received two dead devices back to back.
Excerpt: I only have SATA2 (3Gbps) ports so I'm sure I'm not getting the full benefit of this thing but even still...this has been a welcomed purchase. I went from 30 second to 1 minute boots on my 2008 500GB WD Black to 4-6 second boots on this thing. Programs open faster, but I guess I'm hampered by the SATA2 connections as they didn't seem as dramatically fast as people made them out to be.
Summary: I ordered this item when it was on sale for $80. When I first hooked it up, my Windows 7 PC recognized it. I spend over an hour copying my music to the drive. After I rebooted, the drive was no longer recognized.