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"Freezes and other issues--drive replaced" - By Nemo (Herndon, VA)
SAVE YOUR PACKAGING--you might want to return it.
So this drive is blazingly fast when it works for me--which is most, but not all, of the time. Sometimes (once or twice a day) it just randomly freezes for a couple of minutes; sometimes I give up and reboot. Apparently (according to Google) this just happens with some SSDs and there doesn't seems to be a clear fix. The most recommended solution is a clean install of Windows--which is a lot to ask if you're not putting it in a brand new system.
The other issue, common to SSDs, apparently, is that they really don't like whole disk encryption. Subjectively, it cut the improvement in drive performance over my conventional disk in half. Mind you, it's still faster, just not as wonderfully fast.
My system was IO bound before, even with the hit for ... full review
I was using a Corsair Force 3, which is very good, but I wanted to clone it "just in case". The Corsair Neutron GTX with 128M cache and Toggle NAND just Screams! My Win7/64_Pro Experience Quotient even went up from a 7.8 to a 7.9 Used in conjunction with "Macrium Reflect" backup software and integrated cloning tool, the whole operation took 17 minutes. Corsair Rules!
"fast, good size, reasonably priced, works with MBP 2010" - By Tim (Falls Church, VA United States)
awesome delivery time from Amazon aside, the drive is very good - the size is just right to replace previous 320Gb 7200 HDD in my laptop. Speed improvement is 2x-5x - laptop is like new again. Price is very reasonable too and it works with Mac Book Pro from 2010.
"Blazing performance" - By Vijay (Columbus, OH, USA)
This is my first SSD. My motherboard only supports SATA 2. So I knew that this SSD will be bottle-necked by my mobo. Got this over the Samsung 840 Evo because this one is MLC and comes with 5 year warranty. Very pleased with the performance. It doesn't come with any cables. I bought the cables separately, plugged it in, cloned my old hard drive with OS, and booted with this one. Worked like a charm. Enabled AHCI in Windows 7 and a bunch of other SSD optimization. I had a decent 7200rpm HDD which used to take 60 seconds from power on to the log in screen and 60 more seconds after log in to get everything loaded and to open a website on the browser. Now with Corsair Neutron, those times are 30s to log in and 15s more to be on the YouTube homepage! i.e. It has ... full review
If you are considering this cloning kit for use with Apple OS X be advised that the included software CD does not actually have the cloning software necessary for use with Apple operating systems. The CD only has the Windows 7 compatible EZ GIG IV software. The Apple OS X compatible software is called Superduper! and is available from a company called Shirt Pocket. There is a read me file on the CD with a link to this site or you can just go directly to Shirt Pocket and download a free version of the software. So the Corsair Cloning kit is full featured with software if you are cloning a drive on a Windows 7 based computer. If you are cloning a drive for Apple OS X you are just getting the USB/eSATA cable. I love Corsair products but the description of the cloning kit is somewhat misleading since ... full review
"Decent SSD but not perfect (Maybe newer firmware will help)" - By J. Wollens
The installation of this 250GB EVO SSD into my laptop was a breeze. I installed windows from scratch and did not migrate anything. The Windows 7 64 bit install disk recognized it just fine and it functioned like any other disk (Just faster).
Since I have 16GB of ram I enabled the RAPID Caching mode. After running all of the performance optimization features in the Magician software here are my numbers. Three of them are good one of the four isn't great.
Date 8/30/13: System is a Second Gen I7 Laptop with 16GB of DDR3 Ram, AHCI turned on and a Full 6GB/s capable Sata bus:
Sequential Read: 875 out of 540 max (Higher because of RAPID mode) Sequential Write: 1091 out of 520 Max (Higher because of RAPID mode) Random Read IOPS: 70117 out of 97000 max (Multiple tests range from ... full review
I love this drive! It runs incredibly fast, giving me a total boot time (including the BIOS and POST screens) of about 20 seconds. Here's a short guide for you on how to do this.
1: Configure your BIOS to run the SATA controller in IDE mode. 2: Do a fresh install of Windows onto the SSD. 3: After installing drivers and stuff, download a nifty tool from Microsoft. It's called "Microsoft Fix It". Go to Microsoft's web page and look for "STOP 0x0000007B AHCI". Click on the first option. Scroll down to the Microsoft Fix It picture-thing and click on it. Run the tool and it will allow Windows to run in AHCI mode. 4: Reboot the computer and change the SATA mode from IDE to AHCI. If your controller has multiple interface options, make sure that ALL channels are set to AHCI. For instance, my Gigabyte motherboard ... full review
"Corsair vs Crucial vs OCZ vs Samsung vs SanDisk - MacBook Pro Review" - By Orlando Echeverria (UT, USA)
***UPDATE 12/31/12*** Amazon keeps removing my links in this review, sorry. Also, I notice I had my read and write speeds flopped, this has since been corrected on all my reviews posted for each SSD.
I am an avid MacBook Pro user and do a lot of hardware reviews for Apple products. I was able to get my hands on a dozen or so SSDs and test them out on a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and a 2012 13" MacBook Pro and have posted my results below on speeds, firmware and RMA.
All test were done with the SSD installed in the Main HDD Bay1, not the Optical Bay with SATA III on both the 2011 and 2012 MacBook Pro's. All 3rd party SSDs in Mac's require a Terminal CMD or TrimEnabler App to enable TRIM has OS X doesn't turn this on be fault.