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Better be careful about using these drives; I have had multiple failures with these 120-GB and 240-GB SSD's. Unfortunately, I was naive to install these drives into many of my clients Laptops & Desktop computers - - - - - - - - - I am now eating the cost of replacing them with real SSD's. A couple years after installing these damn junk drives; and I now have to replace them with real drives, like "Hynix - Kingston - Samsung", at my cost, and my time because I'm getting call backs from customers complaining about No-Boot Device Found!.! I Will NEVER - EVER Use Anything That This Company Sells Again. PERIOD! Caveat Emptor
I have bought Silicone Power, Samsung, ADATA, OCZ, and HP. I would suggest either OCZ or SMASUNG. I put these into many dilapidated and old laptops and desktops. SSD's rejuvenate computer system performance by as much as 80 to 90%. However, getting the right one, really makes a difference on ease of transfer and of operation, after the job is done. My suggestion is to look away from SP and look at either OCZ solid state drives or Samsung solid state drives. My experience of upgrading so many desktops, tablets and laptops has been best served by either OCZ or by Samsung 850/860 Evo I am just saying, "Buyer Beware" if you are looking at Silicone Power or HP 700 solid state drives. My experience has been less than admirable with SP, thus far.
Easy to install, however I did have some issues cloning it. Either way I figured it out and was able to make it my bootable drive. I'm using primarily as my boot drive and program installations. Don't know how it would perform with games, but I imagine that it would work well with loading times.
UPDATE: 01.27.2020 The device begin failing and would no longer boot up windows 10. It lasted me roughly 5 months. Three times I did a clean install of Windows 10 and it always ended up on a black screen. Not sure if its got any form of warranty.
I am not sure if the drive I received was defective. I was able to get the drive to show up after boot, but it would hang on boot for 30-60 seconds while it tried to bring up the drive. After I installed my OS to the drive I had one machine that it would show up in the BIOS for about 33% of the time and I had another machine that was never able to detect the drive in the BIOS. I returned the drive. Speed tests on the drive were good. So I suppose if I didn't want to boot from the drive it would have been OK.
I thought it was something I was doing wrong. I do many repairs of old laptops replacing old mechanical drives with SSDs. Have used this brand before with no problems. Two attempts to use this unit on two different systems failed. Got them finally working using HP SSDs even reusing an older one that still had lots of life in it. I did not ask for a refund as I bought it a month and one day ago.
I build and sell gaming computers for a living and have had several of these dead on arrival. I have multiple backup motherboards and cables to try, and I've been building computers for nearly 30 years so I know what I'm doing. In my experience these have a far higher failure rate than other brands in the same price range. I will not be buying any more of these.
About a year of service out of this unit and it failed catastrophically in the middle of startup one morning. Save your original hard drive if it was cloned to replaced it with this SP one. You will need it. Although it is fast, and a good deal for the price, sadly I am not terribly pleased with the device. Switching to a different brand at a slightly higher price point.
Started using this as an OS drive, it works fine, till you start moving large files. The cache and queue gets filled and bogged down quickly and freezes the entire system. Will have to replace it. Not good for large file transfers.
Solid state is certainly much faster than mechanical and this drive meet the needs, until it began acting strange. The drive no longer accepted changes from the OS. Deleted files were still there on reboot, updates were done but requested again on reboot, files added to the drive were missing on reboot. Running a chkdsk on the drive caused a lockup and any attempt to format and start over failed. The drive is in a permanent condition of being frozen. A very strange behavior for any hard drive. I would hesitate purchasing this brand and recommend checking the warranty period. I can still read the drive and use it with the save the files it already has, but it is a lost cause.