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Problems to begin with, then total failure 3 years later. Sandisk accepting RMA.
on April 6, 2015
I have made changes to this review, so notice the "EDIT" below.
I had problems with this drive from the start. I should have RMA'd it then, but I couldn't go without an OS drive in my laptop. Right off the bat, after installing this as the OS drive and migrating all my files to my 1tb drive in my Dell Studio 1747, the drive wouldn't be recognized on bootup. I would have to go into the BIOS & switch it to the first HDD boot order (even though the other one was in the secondary bay & had no MBR). This happened pretty much every time I restarted & sometimes had to be done several times to get it to work. As if that wasn't enough, it went completely dead just 3 years after purchasing it. No warnings, no errors, just failed to boot up. It isn't recognized in Disk Management or any other data retrieval programs. Luckily, I made a backup image of the drive only days before it went south & put it on a new, larger SSD.
EDIT: I did submit an RMA for this product, and although I thought the warranty was only 3 years, they promptly got back to me and are replacing the drive with the newest version (Ultra II). I can say that although I was frustrated with the SSD, I have been pleasantly surprised with Sandisk and their willingness to work with their customers. My faith in the company has been restored.