Excerpt: This drive is a bit harder to install than other, bigger name brands. The others come with installation software. This one is more of a do-it-all yourself deal. I find these drives (I have several in use) to be a bit flaky, but usable. I like Toshiba, Crucial or Samsung better, but they are harder to get a great price on.
Summary: When I was looking to upgrade my old P4 PC's to digital drives, I shopped around but I always end up coming back to Sandisk. I have a 64GB I bought 3 years ago running in an old P4 Intel based motherboard That runs daily and it brought back some of the speed that was lost due to windows XP getting very heavy. I went from waiting several minutes for my PC to be ready to use to just under 30 seconds.
Pros: This SSD worked great for the first few months. I only loaded my OS onto it and was posting boot times in under 10 seconds with Windows 7. It was leaps and bounds above my old slow HDD posting close to 35.
Cons: Just within the last week, 2 out of every 3 boots cause a read error where the OS cannot be loaded properly and will either leave the computer in black screen or cause a reboot. Even once the computer is running, it will randomly lose connection and stall the system ending in a blue screen, frozen image or a reboot. The best part is that I'm using a ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme, that has a memory fail LED and its red every time a boot fails and shows me the SATA connec...
Summary: Make my old dell xps 14 1st gen. (l401x) run like a new one. I did notice more battery life with that ssd than with my old 7200rpm HDD. I'm running it on sata2 so i can't expect heavy performance but it cut by half my boot time.
Excerpt: Easy to install. Zero problems to recognize the drive and partition it, and it works just as you'd expect....lightning fast! It makes a big difference on all my machines. Everything happens so much faster now!
Summary: I have Crucial SSD and recently bought Intel 530 SSD. Compared to these this is slow. But I still bought it for the spare old laptop that got a new life with this and is now fast and has longer battery life. I bought it on sale too for 55$ + tax and shipping (comming to 72$ CAD). Not a bad price for a SSD. Plus also because of SanDisk name. However would I buy it again? NO. Too slow and too small sized for any real good. Its a poor man's SSD.
Pros: As a 64Gb SSD, it serves its purpose well. This is something you obviously don't buy for its storage capacity - but rather for its speed. If you want both, then you will need to look elsewhere and plan on spending a whole lot more. I use this drive as my Windows 7 install/boot drive (over a SATAIII 6.0gbps connection) and I put all of my most-used programs on it as well (Photoshop, Premiere, Acrobat, OpenOffice, Filezilla, etc). Programs open nice and snappy, and the ...
Cons: No cons to speak of, really. People who complain of storage space limits should NOT have bought a 64Gb SSD. You can't dock an egg for something that is an inherent feature of a product.