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: I bought this drive for an older in-wall touchscreen in a house that is home automated. The touchscreen had Windows XP based software on it. This SSD replaced the previous laptop style hard disk in the hope that it would decrease the amount of heat produced by the touchscreen, and extend its life.
Gets the job done well, few alternatives at this price.
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.
Summary: Considering this is a laptop drive with an IDE interface, there probably isn't much of a market that can take full advantage of it. I installed this drive on an older laptop. While there was a noticeable increase in access time, it was almost a waste how fast it was, given that the board had only a...
Summary: Bought this to replace the HDD in my Toshiba P-25 NB Computer. Unfortunately, the unit is bigger than a standard HDD, and does fit in the caddy. I was able to put it in the computer without the caddy, and it did work OK. (Not the ideal situation).
Summary: I bought this SSD for an 7 or 8 year old 'project notebook' that someone gave me a little over a year ago. I call it a 'project notebook' because it's not something that I need day to day, but it's something that I get to run Linux on that I add various improvements and tweaks over time to see what...
Summary: Solid state technology has not matured yet for replacing current hard drive technologies. A lot of people have gripes about hard drive speed but fail to realize that SSD technology, unless using single level cell (SLC) drives, cannot replace traditional 5400 rpm drives.
Summary: I bought the SSD for use with a low-wattage mini-computer (Koolu). It's basically used for web surfing, email, and light computing. The SSD is used for the operating system, which Transcend doesn't recommend (they recommend the SLC, not the MLC; but the SLC is lots more expensive).