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Outstanding drive for the money!!!
on August 22, 2012
I totally agree with Brian Foreman's review of this product. I bought this drive to replace a Kingston SVP200S3 which had been installed by my computer shop on June 1, 2012 and was beginning to FAIL already (< 3 months)! Checking both Intel's and Kingston's websites gave me a lot of information regarding the superiority of this Intel SSD drive. I also purchased Apricorn's "EZ Upgrade 3.0 EZ Gig Cloning Kit" from Amazon as well. The cloning of my still working but error prone Kingston was flawless and installing the new cloned Intel Drive was a snap----even a cave man could do it! :) I installed this drive in my desktop system which has an AMD Athlon 64X Dual Core running @ 2.41ghz with 4gb of Ram (my WinXP Pro SP3 system only recognizes 3.25gb). I had NO problems physically installing the drive in the case of my desktop PC, the mounting bracket provided with the drive along with cables & screws was a perfect fit! In addition, the SSD Toolbox software provided by Intel is far superior to what Kingston provides. I highly recomment this drive, in fact I just ordered another for a good friend & neighbor who's running virtually the same system (hardware & software) that I am...we want to replace his old mechanical Seagate drive before it crashes. As happened to me over this past Memorial Day weekend resulting in a painful replacement of the dead Seagate with the Kingston SSD. Fortunately for me in that case, I had a backup on an external USB drive so I didn't lose data. Far as I'm concerned, Intel RULES!!