Summary: Good product for the price. Its a 4.8 score. But can't hold the 0.2 against it at this price.
Pros: I've had this hard drive for a few months now, made it run in raid 0 for one of my older systems and thus far it works wonderful! 463.3 mb/s read 226.5 write in raid 0. Great for systems limited by sata II.
Cons: Writes are a little slow. Latency might not be super good. But haven't checked. But except that everything is on point.
Summary: Too soon to tell how reliable it is. However it sure does reduce the boot time to say the least. You also have to remember that, with this capacity drive the OS is the only thing you can put on it. That includes the default My Documents, Downloads, Music,..etc.
Summary: Yes, it's functional, but it's so pitifully slow that my spinning magnetic drive is literally orders of magnitude faster. Unless you are desperate for the power savings it may provide (which I didn't test, because it was unusable for me due to the speed problems), you should not buy this.
Summary: I replaced the HDD with this SSD in my very old IBM ThinkPad 600E. I then installed Debian Linux 7.1 (from the a DVD) and everything booted right up and is very quick. Very happy with this upgrade. Very fast shipping!