|Hard Drive||120 GB|
Verbatim 120 GB SATA III Internal SSD 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch 47378
- 120 GB SATA III interface offers speeds up to 6Gb/sec
- Up to 550MB/sec Read, Up to 510MB/sec Writing Performance
- Reliable Solid-State design features 1500G shock rating
- Low power consumption conserves laptop battery life
- MTBF rating of 2 million hours
- Backed by a 3-year limited warranty
- Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Linux Kernel 2.4 and higher
- Contents: Solid State SATA III, User's Guide
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I am retaining my hard drive for data, but the OS and all programs are running from this drive, and performing like a champ. I honestly don't know how the speed compares to other SSD devices, but the increase in performance from using the hard drive is noticeable.
Verbatim is not necessarily known for drives, and I was hesitant. But, it has the same SanForce controller used on many higher-end drives and has generally good reviews & 3 year warranty.
I have bought over 20 SSDs in the past year to replace mechanical hard drives from various vendors; so far, these two drives worked as well or better than any of the others.
1. The drive is bulky for an SSD; I had to use the bottom screw holes on the drive when mounting it to my Thinkpad W510's hard drive tray.
2. The max read/write MBps may be overstated as the Windows experience index gives this drive a score of 7.5, whereas other SSDs I've used (all corsair) score 7.9. Using the Windows command "winsat diskformal" I got the following statistics for read performance:
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 264.49 MB/s 7.6
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 150.79 MB/s 7.4
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 0.78 ms/IO 7.9
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 8.72 units 7.4
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 2.20 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 19.14 units 7.8
It could be that my Thinkpad W510's hard drive controller isn't fully taking advantage of the drive, but just thought that I would share my findings/experience.
Look, you might be attracted to the lower price of this drive but do yourself a favor and avoid it.
Research on this drive shows it has the professional grade buffers and drive writers used in their military grade and server grade SSDs. The price is reasonable and it makes a great C drive. All my data is on D anyway, so I don't need a ton of space. Really the only reason for 120Gigs is to give some breathing room for Windows virtual memory management and for temp folders created by various programs. Otherwise, Windows XP SP3 doesn't take much room at all, less than 30G. Even with Pinnacle's Studio 13 Platinum fully loaded with all the accessory plug-ins (a 10 disc set), I'm only using about 40% of the drive space. Considering that Pinnacle's Studio 13 is a pudgy program, I think I'm doing well. Edits on the video timeline in Studio 13 are going way faster a smoothly with this SSD under it.
Standard platter drives are a thing of the past when installing a new C drive because of the speed and reliability of SSDs. This drive allows Symantec's Endpoint Protection to run much more quickly than a standard HDD. A startup scan only takes about 15 minutes now instead of an hour.
One word of advice...all manufacturers of SSDs say not to defragment your SSDs, so DON'T, you could mess up the FAT and maybe even the partition. Older versions of Windows cannot manage defrag of newer SSDs, just like DOS can't really manage CHKDSK real well on big regular drives of today either.Read more ›
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I bought two of these drives. One is great, the other one was DOA.Published 1 month ago by Brent Butler
This drive is a good value, nice price/performance ratio. Took my windows experience index number for hard disk data transfer rate up to 7.4.Published 21 months ago by LB
It was cheap when I bought it. Performance of my desktop improved by leaps and bounds. My only regret is I didn't go for the 240 GB version.Published on December 29, 2013 by Cyp
It is installed on my computer - the one I'm using to type this review - so, I assume it is working great. I'm not a techie. Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by Kindle Customer
Purchased to upgrade existing HD in the 2012 MBP and the system is now blazingly fast!!! I highly recommend itPublished on July 25, 2013 by Doug Mahan
I'm running 2 of these in RAID-0 on my ASRock Z77 Professional board. I have zero complaints about the product. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by CorpsePenis