Summary: A pleasant experience start-to-finish. Arrived quickly. Replaced the system disk on my Lenovo T400 laptop The SSD fit exactly in place of the original 2.5" drive following the Lenovo website directions. Buying the "kit" over the bare disk was worth the $20. The kit comes with a USB enclosure into which I put my original drive so I can continue to access the removed drive.
Simply amazing! Works wonders on an older computer, and makes it a joy to use again!
23 January 2015
Summary: FANTASTIC. This is the first SSD I have owned, and I put it in a 5 year old desktop I built. My computer was running pretty smooth as I try to keep it up to date and not get junk on it, but the bootup was taking upwards of 5 minutes total - which had become very painful to wait for.
Summary: I am really happy with the 2 drives that I bought. I put them in old computers and gave them new life. Some of the new hdd seem comparable in the speed at which the operating system functions, but I have seen no hdds that compare on boot speed or things like video rendering with ssds. I have had the drives for about a month and am very satisfied, but cannot yet say if they will last.
Excerpt: I do not use this as an internal drive, but in a StarTech dock station attached to the desktop via USB 3. Quick disk speed test of the Kingston drive on XP sp3 machine got 200 MB/sec write and 183 MB/sec read. Same machine using a standard internal rotating disk drive got 80 MB/sec write and 80 MB/sec read. Thus, the USB 3.0 attached Kingston drive can be used to capture SD video with no problem. HD video capture is possible, but that depends on the HD format.