This drive is worth what you pay for it. That said, now there are much better performing drives for the same price, or cheaper. This is actually one of the slower drives out there, but if you are replacing a hard drive, you will be very pleased. FYI, capacities below 500 meg are substantially slower, since they don't utilize all the channels for the flash, simply too few chips. But, if you can't afford 500 meg or more, there aren't a lot of choices, and this does really outperform a hard drive!