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...
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.
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 bo...
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 po...
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.
Summary: I appear to be joining the rest of the one star reviews with having my drive die after 16 months of use. Came in to find my computer with a blank screen and a solid hard drive light. Had to do a full power cycle in order to reboot.