Summary: First, I'll take a second to indicate I'm no newbie when it comes to installing or setting up computer hardware. I've built my own systems, and have customized my laptop in pretty much any way that you can that doesn't involve soldering. I did my reading on this, and decided that I'd had good luck with other Patriot products I had purchased, figured it was a good deal. I don't need the most cutting edge drive..
Summary: Great addition to my system as a cacheable drive. It really boosts the system performance. My system: Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-z Z68 CPU: Intel Core 7 2600K 16 GB (1600) RAM 2 TB SATA III HDD. I installed Windows 7 (64 bit) on HDD, then I ran Intel RST software to configure the SSD as cacheable drive.
Summary: I have been using a Corsair Force Series 120GB Sata II for a while now, and had pretty good luck with it, but the drive is almost full, so I started my search originally for another 120GB SSD, and I was also interested in the performance upgrade a Sata III would provide since my new computer I just built supported it.
Summary: I got this drive to use as my Win7 boot drive and am very happy with it. It's fast and I have had no issues with it at all. The only other thing I use it for is my swap file, trade platforms, and web browsers which run much faster when I put them on this drive. I have around 20gb to spare too. Bought this a few months ago so maybe there is a larger version of this drive for a better price.
Summary: I just bought this SSD for a new computer build to run my OS off of. I have to say, this thing is crazy fast! Especially after having been booting my OS from a standard hard drive, it's like night and day! Since I've only had this for a little bit, I'll update with any problems I have with it.
Summary: First off... It's a good drive and with the rebate it's a good deal. I'd recommend only using it for 1 OS as a primary drive. If you are putting it in your laptop, rip out your optical drive and put this thing in a hd caddie. From there you use your old hd to store any of the non essential programs/media that you don't need fast read write times for. Works great on Linux Mint, chrome starts in a snap and makes the experience much better.
Summary: I definitely like the speed. The laptop I bought this SSD for is limited to SATA2 speeds. The disk is faster than that for sequential reads and writes. That's impressive, my good old Intel X-25 SSD only sustains around 90MBps for seq. writes. But then again, my Intel SSD still works (it's been well over a year) while this one failed the very next day after I installed it. I'm giving it the benefit of a doubt, I'm going for a replacement.
Summary: I ordered 2 of these pyro drives and i have to say these are some fast drives. these are my first pair of ssd's i have tested on my system, upgrading from a slow 5400rpm hdd, its like night and day. My system took about 20 seconds to boot when set on hd priority, now it boots in less than 10! i have tested out both ssd's to see if they work, and both run fine. as of now i have put my linux ubuntu 11.10 OS on one drive, and plan on putting another OS on the second.