Summary: We bought half a dozen Kingston drives similar to these, and as they were put into use we found that every one failed after 4-6 months. Every single one. They were not used heavily and were placed in different machines, so the problem was clearly in the drives. The first time, we thought it was a fluke. But when we saw the repeated failures, we searched the Web and discovered that many people had reported similar problems.
Summary: For the very good price I paid for this item, it sure fits the bill. I have a Gateway FX P-7915u that I threw this drive in and it made a noticible improvement on boot and program opening. My board supports only SATA II and I knew that putting a more expensive drive in it would not reap any more reward. Make sure you install your SATA drivers and select ACHI when you do a clean install.
Summary: This is the first SSD I've installed in a home system and I will never go back. You can't really appreciate it until you have one, especially if you upgrade from a 5400rpm HDD. I only use this for the OS and keep 2 7200rpm HDDs in the box for storage. Nice and fast on Windows 7. Easy install and no heat! Highly recommended. If you can install a hard drive, you should have no issues with this one.