Reviews and Problems with Transcend Standard Series (TS8GSSD25S,TS16GSSD500,TS32GSSD500,TS32GSSD25S,TS64GSSD500,TS64GSSD25S,TS128GSSD25S,TS256GSSD25S,TS512GSSD25S)
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SLOW. Unthinkably slow.
12 September 2013
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 bought this disk for a Gateway M520 and even though installing both Ubuntu and Windows was successful and I could see the data in the disk, the disk never managed to boot the computer at all.
Summary: I tried installing it, but it is hardly recognized by the computers (both Windows and Mac) when I tried to copy image into it. I tried switching the jumper settings, sometimes it showed up as 7.3 GB drive, sometimes as "unrecognizable" drive. Really hard to work on this, so I had to send it back.
Summary: This drive is an ssd but it is slower than my old hard drive. I have installed Intel SSD drive but bought this becase it was IDE. The drive is very slow. The drive pauses for a while and then speeds up. The drive is slow on the Write procces and Fast on the read.
Summary: I put this drive in a t41 series laptop last March, nearly 1 year and 1 week later it died. The laptop did light duty server work. ran linux, offered nfs and cifs shares of a drobo via usb, ran squeezecenter for audio devices, and sometimes hosted a vmware guest box.
Summary: Could copy files to it and from it but when cloning it with my OS I could not get it to be recognized. Contacted Transcend and they said this drive had to be sent back to them for a firmware upgrade to be used as a boot drive. It's been over a month and I'm awaiting it's return.
Summary: I'm not sure why the other reviewers were having such bad luck with this. Perhaps they just don't understand how solid state disks work and what they are good for? I think this drive is very fast and you can't beat the price.
Summary: Formatting is really fast; installing windows xp broke of suddenly, my notebook getting extremely hot in the meantime. None of three computers found the card then, no further formatting or installing was possible. This Transcend card is definitely an absolute flop.
Summary: This product was recommended to us by our IT staff to replace a printer hard drive, that has lived it's life. Our printer is not able to manage the speed of the solid state and therefore, we had to return it.