Summary: SSD hard drives are the way to go. I bought this on sale between Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, 2013. I installed it in my desktop computer. I had to buy a mouting kit for it to fit in a 3.5" bay. My system boot up times are about 2-3 times faster.
Summary: I use this as an external drive (yes, this greatly limits the speeds due to USB 3, but I've had it with my old external HDD that would take forever to open in File Explorer) This is rugged, at least more than a hard drive.
Summary: Bought this for my laptop. Best upgrade for an existing system I have ever purchased. I put the old drive in an enclosure and use it to store additional data. Laptop boot times are astoundingly quick and general performance increase is noticeable.
DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU FIND IT FOR SALE!! UNRELIABLE PERFORMANCE.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 June 2014
Summary: ORIGINAL REVIEW: I bought this to replace my laptop hdd, running Win 7. The os loads faster and Adobe Photoshop Elements loads almost immediately. I did have 2 reboots where my bios could not find a boot drive. Rebooting fixed it. EDIT......
Summary: Super fast and easy to install with the Seagate software. Went from a 700 GB platter disk drive to this with zero issues or problems. Easy and inexpensive way to upgrade your laptop or, with the addition of a 2.5" to 3.5" converter, a desktop.