Summary: I bought this SSD because I wanted to load flight simulators much quicker. The difference is drastic: from 1-2 minutes for loading to around 20-30 seconds of loading. This somewhat offsets the problems I had with the drive, but recently the drive has been running perfectly...
Pros: Still running after two years. Fast read speed: clocked at 510 mb/s Decent write speed: clocked at 300-400mb/s I get to the log on screen in less than ten seconds. Startup apps are loaded very quickly.
Cons: Random os crashes on start up that are fixed after restarting the computer any where from 1-3 times with Windows 8. Completely crashed when updating to Windows 8.1. Oddly, I haven't had any issues when running Windows 7: this is after I did a clean install.
Summary: Obviously the personnel in charge of fulfillment at SanDisk RMA wish to do all they can to make better a bad situation... they have succeeded in this case.
Pros: SanDisk RMA process delivered in exchange a SanDisk Extreme II SATA3 240GB replacement drive carrying a 5 year warranty (UPS postage paid by SanDisk to and USPS paid from). This was unexpected and shows an intent from SanDisk that they wish to stand above the competition... Thank you
Cons: SanDisk did not offer a Cross-Ship method of return. Because of this I had to provide my client with a replacement drive whilst I wait for the RMA drive and then swap again. I mailed the RMA (UPS postage paid by SanDisk) 02-05-2014 and received a replacement 02-12-2014.
Summary: Over the period that I owned the disk, I contacted SanDisk with questions several times: they were easy to reach and provided quick, helpful information. Today I contacted them about the disk failure and within an hour had the drive at UPS under an RMA.
Pros: Great performance for over a year.
Cons: Over the last year had problems 3 problems that seemed associated with the SSD. On the first I had to reformat and re-install Win 7; the second required a firmware update follwed by a backup system image update. Then 3 weeks passed, the system froze and, finally the disc wouldn't reformat and on ...
Summary: I purchased the Extreme 240gb, theoretical read and write speed of 500 MB/s. I've updated the drive with the latest firmware. In general after a month of use the speed seems to have remained consistent, which is in contrast to reviews on this SSD that were made before it's latest firmware update.
Summary: Bare drive. Nothing included; nada. Oh, you get a sticker. Can't forget that.
Pros: Good price. Fast but not as fast as my Corsair Neutron. Big enough to use in gaming machine for Windows 7 and some games.
Cons: Spent all day installing Windows 7 and a bunch of other programs, turned computer off and when I turned it on the next morning Windows wouldn't boot. Couldn't even get it to start using the Windows 7 repair function. Checked the drive and it tested good so I took a break and said a few choice wor...