Summary: Compared to a regular Western Digital 500G HDD it took almost 3 minutes for Windows to boot completely up. Now it takes Windows a total of 7 seconds to boot (Windows 7/64).
Pros: Easy to install. Power from your PSU and a SATA 6bps cord and that's it.
Cons: No instructions after the product is installed. With my MSI Z77a-G45 Motherboard I was lucky after the install it was in ADHI mode already. It wasn't fun trying to find out this information. There should be instructions on the first few steps instead of Googling links and videos.
Summary: This is a great budget SSD. Compared to a mechanical hard drive, any SSD feels super fast. You will not be able to tell the difference between this budget SSD and a Samsung 850 Pro in the real world, only in benchmarks. (Rapid Mode, of course, is different) Unless you want to have bragging rights that you have this part or that part, just upgrading from a mechanical to ANY CURRENT GENERATION SSD, you are going to be getting pretty much the fastest performance you can...
Pros: -Its a SSD -3 year warranty -it is 7MM thick so it can fit into slim laptops/ultrabooks but comes with a spacer so it can fit in 9MM slots if your worried about the extra space. -its 240 GB SSD for only $100 -1 million hours MTBF (mean time between failure) - for home users, this is more than the expected life of your whole computer.
Cons: -You know you are not buying the fastest SSD so its slightly lower speed is not a con. -I only had one of these drives arrive DOA out of about 25 or so that I installed so far.