Summary: I have several of these in production and they are pretty fast for the price and have been reliable. I lost one after about 7 months, but I believe that was due to the power outages I was having when my UPS could not hold the load.
Summary: I have had this SSD in my laptop for about 6 months now. When I was shopping for an SSD my priorities in order were: - power consumption - price - speed I did a lot of research and decided that this model was a good value in terms of low power and high speed for the buck.
Summary: I recently purchased this SSD for a new system I assembled. The mb is a Asus - P8Z68V PRO which supports Intel Smart Response Technology. My friend said, "well you can use it for a main O/S drive"..but honestly 10 second boot times don't concern me (the pc is mighty quick as it is).
Summary: Have two of these, one is a home cinema computer and the other in an aging laptop. Has increased the cinema computer's boot-up speed drastically. Is quick all around after it's booted up, too. A big difference on the laptop, too.