Reviews and Problems with Transcend Standard Series (TS8GSSD25S,TS16GSSD500,TS32GSSD500,TS32GSSD25S,TS64GSSD500,TS64GSSD25S,TS128GSSD25S,TS256GSSD25S,TS512GSSD25S)
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Buying an IDE (PATA) SSD for an older laptop
26 December 2012
Summary: I originally wanted to buy an IDE SSD, MLC for my older (but still good) Dell laptop. The price of the MLC was affordable. After reading all the reviews, which were very informative, I learned that people with Windows were having a hard time with the MLC technology. That was enough to deter me from buying that drive. The SLC, which was what I needed, was more than I wanted to spend. I continued to stop by about once a week to see if anything changed..
Just what I needed for a digital multitrack recorder.
7 December 2012
Summary: I have an older Korg D-16 multi-track recorder and it's harddrive was starting to crap out on me. The old drive was IDE which is problematic as most newer drives are SATA and things. I WANTED a solid state drive so that way the recorder wouldn't make any noise (no drive noise at all! Gee, I wonder why! :D ) and this little drive worked perfectly for this application. It was larger than the old drive (sad, but true) and obviously quiet.
Summary: My mother has an old 1.6 GHZ (no hyper threading) Dell N6000 and this breathed new life into it. I'm running Debian, using ext4 file system and it flies. No fancy graphics but with the new drive the Lappy is good for another couple of years! Worth the cost.
Summary: I had a Micron GX2 laptop which had blown its hard-drive. After looking around on Amazon and other places, I found the Transcend 32gb IDE SSD drive. It worked like a champ. Fedora 17 is on the laptop now and it breathed new life into an old piece of hardware which I hope can give me a few more years out of it. The installation was simple, the drive lined up 100% with the original IDE hard-drive.
Gets the job done well, few alternatives at this price.
Ian Williams, Amazon
18 May 2012
Summary: I'll say up front that I'm a big fan of Transcend products, so I'm just slightly biased. I have a lot of their USB flash drives, and my experience with those products is what encouraged me to get this SSD. I have a 1GHz 12" PowerBook that has been struggling with overall performance. It is 8 years old. Luckily, I don't use it for day-to-day work, I only really need it for building software diagnostic images.
Summary: Will probably have to return this product to Amazon. It does not appear to be compatible with Toshiba Satellite 1135. The product worked when connected to a IDE-to-USB adapter but not when connected to the internal IDE interface (bios error 0200, Fixed disk failure). Tried all jumper settings and upgraded the bios to latest release available (1.70) but no luck...
Summary: I returned the drive because my 2004 HP zv5000 could not recognize it at boot up. Otherwise, the drive appeared to function normally. This drive, worked great: http://www.amazon.com/KingSpec-Solid-State-SM2235-Controller/dp/B0049AAMJ6/ref=sr_1_2?