Summary: As an IT Professional, I can attest to that just about ANY solid state drive is a significant upgrade from a traditional hard disk drive in terms of access/boot times and file read/write speed; this particular model is no exception. Installed drive in SEP 2012, ran a clean install of windows and I have not had any hard-ware related crashes or failures since. The difference is noticeable and it is an upgrade from a traditional HDD.
Summary: good thing it has a three-year warranty, mine died after 1.5 years. Hope Kingston will honor their warranty. It was noticeably faster than any HDDs I have had, that is the only reason it gets two stars.
Summary: I love this product! It makes my boot times almost non existant on my macbook pro and loading is nothing. I have to have an SSD or it feels like I'm in the past. I recommend this as a good boot drive. It doesn't have a tricore controller, but it does work!
Summary: The drive died (got bricked one morning) after just one year of moderate use. Had it as a system drive in a Mac Pro. While Kingston C/S is going to send a replacement SSD, I know for a fact that it will be a refurbished unit. Not going to use that or any Kington drive from now on.
Summary: Everything fine. Good shipping. Nice deal. Very happy with this purchase. very nice mid range SSD. Improved my system performance greatly. I am able to reboot in 23 seconds. What I mean by that is from Windows 7, I press restart, it takes 23 seconds to shut down and completely reboot into windows. I am happy with that.