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. which will have to be relocated to a larger storage device.
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. 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.
Amazon Customer "Not a Noob Not an Expert", Amazon
30 October 2009
Summary: I got the unit fast and put it into an external USB case. The drive does not come "ready to use" as it must be initialized in "Disk Management" and then allocated to NTSF format and maybe even mapped. Once I figured all that out, the drive is quick - reliable and of course, silent. It consumes so little power that the "Y" cable USB with the enclosure is not needed, but also, the LED on the enclosure (I bought separately) does NOT come on.
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 66MHz bus speed. I had a slightly newer laptop which also accepted the drive - but all things considered, I preferred the 60Gb drive that was already in it.
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). I did a full format in less than 1 minute (vs 30 minutes for a regular drive). I then "Cloned" my drive to the SSD with Norton Ghost 2003 which took about 19 Minutes for about 19 Gig's. VERY FAST boot up time compared to HDD.
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 it can do. Before installing this SSD, I was running Ubuntu 9.04 on a 7200 rpm traditional hard drive with 512 MB of RAM.
Summary: nice quality drive, useful for adding the finishing touch to that old, but cherished laptop/tablet (HP TC1100 in this case) that you are clinging onto admittedly expensive for the storage capacity being bought compared to desktop or even laptop magnetic hard drives, but anyone looking at a drive like this, probably, like me, were just after housing a non-bloated operating system only with the added benfits an SSD brings in an older system with IDE interface only read and...
Summary: Gegenüber herrkömmlichen Festplatten sticht die Transcend durch Ihre Geschwindigkeit besonders hervor. Ihre Inbetriebnahme ist geräuschelos und schont daher die Nerven. Ein laden des Betriebssystems ist bei ca. 20 Sekunken möglich. Leider eignet sich die Festplatte als Systemplatte aufgrund Ihrer Speichergröße nur bedingt. Schnell ist die Kapazität erschöpft und machen Verlagerungen von Daten unabdingbar.