Summary: I even set it up as a dual drive system putting the swap file and user accounts on a regular HD. I turned off defrag/indexing and all that jazz to prolong the life. I still only got 4 months out of it..........
Pros: SSD's are Fast. Loved it while it worked.
Cons: OS gave out in 4 months. Fatal errors and blue screens are symptoms of a failing SSD, hard drive tests showed drive failure.
Pros: toggle NAND sandforce is as fast as you can get in MLC right now. I have high expectations for the drives reliability, and it's been great so far SanDisk has been making enterprise SSD's longer than anyone, and is the only consumer ssd manufacturer that makes their own flash memory.
Cons: It's not the 240gb version. It doesn't make me coffee or pick up after my dog.
Pros: When researching SSDs, I found out that SanDisk is in a joint venture producing NAND with Toshiba. The product of that partnership is the 24nm toggle NAND used in this product. It seems as though the best SSDs made are those produced by companies with in-house NAND and/or controller production. Hence, I narrowed my selection down between the Samsung 830, Crucial M4, and this drive. This is the one I could get for my $100 budget, though I had to do so from a competitor...
Cons: As others have mentioned, a 3.5" adapter and a 5 year warranty would have been great, but that's OK. Reliable and fast toggle for the price coupled with the plentiful positive reviews helped me make my decision.
Pros: Uneventful install. It just worked without any tweaks. After reading through a bunch of the SSD reviews, I was concerned that I might experience issues with my first SSD, but the Sandisk has required no special treatment.
Cons: Wish it came with a drive bay adapter, but I knew that it did not.
Summary: *Right now there is no "toolbox" for this drive that would allow things like viewing drive health, easy secure erase, etc... like some other drives (although I've heard rumor sandisk is working on one).
Pros: *Very fast real world speeds (i.e. not benchmarks). Sleep and wake are instantaneous. Programs like CS5 and Xcode launch in .5 seconds.
Cons: *As of this writing it does not appear that sandisk is interested in releasing firmware updates (via a post in their forums). I actually can find both pros and cons to this but only time will tell whether or not this will be an issue.
Pros: This is a fantastic drive. Uses the NEW 24nm toggle nand along with the SF 2281 controller. Fantastical 4k write speeds (over 100MB/s!!). This little 120GB drives outscores the 240GB Vertex 3 MaxIOP by ~15,000 in the Vantage HDD test suite!! It's faster than a V3 120gb for less money!
Cons: Still waiting for sandisk to release a toolbox and secure erase tool.