Summary: Read the updates from owners with failed drivers. So far, so good; although use of the drive has been light primarily due to the use of a laptop (Pro 256 SSD), tablet & smart phone. And need to correct one glaring error in my initial review, 30 seconds or less to boot; not 30 minutes to boot as written. Even DOS was not that slow.
Summary: Over the years I've had several ssds. The ones from OCZ, Kingston and AData all fail within months. This piece of hardware has performed so well and lasted so long that I at this point in time will only suggest Samsung brand ssd's to other people. Hah, I feel like I should be sponsored by Samsung for all the business I've brought them. I paired this ssd with a phenom II x6, set windows to utilize all cores and all memory on start up.
Pros: After 1 year and ~6 months this drive still works. Speed is still there and as far as I can tell, I don't see any wear on this drive. I expect it to last another 10 years.
Pros: I've owned it for a year and a half now and its still kicking in high gear at the stated speeds and recently i removed it from my pc and added it to an old aging Dell Inspiron 1525 (BIOS A17) to breathe new life into and at first while installing it into the laptop, i got frustrated thinking that the ssd drive might have not been compatible because when i tried to boot it, it would say "No bootable devises--strike F1 to retry to boot, F2 for setup utility, Press F5 to...
Summary: Basically bought this SSD back in December not knowing my brother had ordered me the 256GB one without telling me and I recently contacted the order manager Monica and she helped me through the whole process of getting my refund going even before I sent the SSD back. Very very satisfied with them, will definitely consider buying more products from them. They're not lazy or faulty as some other companies might be. Spot on helped me no questions asked.
Pros: The first one had some problems, after a very quick RMA I've had the second for almost a year now. ~10 second boots to windows 7. Great speed, Good reliability and when it does go bad Great customer service!
Cons: One hiccup at the start while installing windows onto the SSD, but was quickly rectified.