Excerpt: i'd like to think of myself as a computer tech pro - hah, so who doesn't these days, right? what's interesting here is my 40+ yrs in the industry. started with fixing mainframes, to programming them, the pcs and now for my last harrah, i'm a software detective.back in the day, when i did hw, i was a fixer as opposed to the designer / engineer type. still there was a lot to learn when using an oscilloscope to troubleshoot problems.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
It works well but its not a cure for memory heavy apps!
9 December 2014
Summary: I had an unrealistic expectation for this drive, as I hoped it would alleviate all the slowdowns I experience with my MacBook Pro (2013) and Mavericks. I upgraded the RAM from 8GB to 16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance just before installing this SSD drive. After all was installed, everything worked faster but not enough to prevent the twirling pinwheel to disappoint me with wait times. It happens even if I am only running Google Chrome, with all other applications closed.
Unreal on how much capacity there is on these small devices...
15 November 2014
Summary: Awesome msata. Replaced my 32GB one that was only used as a cache. Now, I have the Windows and Apps installed. And my laptop is zippier than before. I can't wait for the price for these to come down. I'd like to clone mine (backup) now that I have OS and apps installed. Not sure how long these MLC capacitor devices last.
Summary: Needed a size increase and bought this kit instead of a bare drive with the high hopes of quickly cloning the current SSD. After 3 attempts where the Samsung Magician said it successfully cloned the current SSD but each time the new clone failed to boot. Did it the hard way: created a USB boot device, backed the old laptop SSD up to an external hard drive, replaced old SSD with Samsung SSD, and then using Windows restored the drive image to the new Samsung SSD.
I would have given this 5 stars if the transfer/cloning ...
Colonel C., Amazon
21 October 2014
Summary: I would have given this 5 stars if the transfer/cloning software worked as hoped. Instead, my computer developed some strange problems that eventually led to a complete clean re-install of the operating system and all programs and files. Seems key critical elements of the Windows 8.1 system didn't get copied or were rendered inert. Recovery wouldn't work, refresh wouldn't work and even 3rd party backup wouldn't work.
Faster i/o than processing on 8 cores of the i7 cpu
Rohit Sharma, Amazon
7 October 2014
Summary: I installed this into the second HDD bay of my large Dell XPS laptop, cloned the C:\ drive (I had a single unpartitioned system+data drive) using the Samsung software provided. I did make sure I took a system image backup just before. My original disk was 640GB and this is 500GB, but since I had only 400GB of the drive full, it wasn't a size issue and even though the total amount I could have shrunk my original partition by using Windows 7 disk utility was only 15GB (due...