Summary: If you want reliability, I would go somewhere else
Pros: Seems pretty fast
Cons: So far I have purchased 5 different SSDs from different companies for various home computers. This is my first SanDisk SSD. All others have been running great - some for years. This one was installed a few months ago and it already died on me. Got a SMART drive failure. I'm extremely disappointed and will nto be purchasing any more SanDisk SSDs
Cons: Dead on Arrival. Windows 7 failed installation, and even the MS DOS DISKPART Clean function failed, same cause: Semaphore timeout period expired. Completely unuseable, so had to RMA. Lost 2 weeks in getting PC back up. Not worth the price benefit I thought I was getting.
Summary: This is an update to my review of 11/29/2014. I was using it as my primary disk. A 1 TB WD HDD purchased at the same time works fine, and no swapping of cables or switching SATA connection on the motherboard made any difference. Only this SSD is dead, and for no apparent reason. It lasted just long enough that I cannot return it to Newegg for a refund.
Pros: Worked great for a while.
Cons: No longer recognized by BIOS. Not recognized on any machine I plug it into. Lost 4-5 weeks worth of work after replacing most of my desktop machine.
Summary: As always, the RMA process with Newegg was flawless. Will try the replacement when it arrives and update the review.
Pros: None yet. Will update when replacement arrives.
Cons: First attempt to clone the existing primary disc (that works perfectly) to the Sandisk SSD via USB (using a Black-X) FAILED using Acronis Tru-Image. Second attempt to clone to the Sandisk SSD using another internal SATA cable was successful, but the Sandisk could not be read and thus would not boot into the OS. Third attempt was to try to clone a previously cloned HDD backup from a week ago to the SSD. It cloned, but again the Sandisk could not be read and thus would ...
Pros: Can't think of any considering how fast it died.
Cons: Was using as an OS only drive. Died in less than one month from order date with absolutely no warning of its impending failure. Was playing WoW - which is installed on a separate drive - then this drive fails and would no longer show up in the BIOS. Unplugged all other drives and reseated both power and data SATA cables as well as tried on completely separate cables. Dead.
Not having a working software with it SUCKS big time the suggested software did not work
5 September 2014
Summary: just got the drive. Not having a working software with it SUCKS big time the suggested software did not work. Not sure what I can do to use that drive to replace the HHD I currently use..... Update: Samsung website suggested to use "EZGig IV" software... but that required a USB-adapter. Luckily I still had one from the last Kingston SSD upgrade on another PC; that did still not work. Also Macrium for whatever reason did not work. I ended up using EaseUS TodoBackup....
Summary: SanDisk pulled a quick one on me this time. This drive worked ok for a while. It came with generic, unclear instructions. I had to Google solutions to figure out how to get this to work in my system. After 9 months, this drive bricked itself suddenly. Absolutely zero warning. I didn't think much of it. I figured SanDisk would take care of me. I was very wrong.