Date Joined: 12/01/14
Pros: I bought one for my Laptop and one for my Desktop. I used the two Samsung apps for data Migration transfer and the Magician for monitoring. It was a really good touch for Samsung to include downloadable software link. My Laptop is an older I-5. It now performs at least 3-4 times faster. What a difference, hence the "WOW" factor. That significantly extended the life of it. My desktop's speed improved to at least 2 times faster. It is an AMD six core processor. I think the speed differential between the two computers is due to the excessive App's on my desktop. I am truly satisfied with this product. I cloned both SSD's from the old HDD's. Obviously, I don't need any external storage devices. (saved some money there)
Cons: On my first attempt, my desktop was stuck at 99% when I first attempted the cloning. I used a USB 3 adapter tor the SSD. My Laptop did the same thing, but in a short time it completed to 100%. That's when I bought the second one and attempted cloning again on the Desktop. I just had to wait little longer to get past the 99% point, approximately 10-15 minutes. As long as the "time clock"on the Samsung software is ticking, just wait. I noted several people said they were stuck at 99%, my patience paid off. The USB 3 adapter sped up the process. Additionally, I used a regular cloning software for the first desktop attempt. My second attempt I used the Samsung software and it works very well. Bottom line, Samsung software, USB 3 adapter and patience are the keys to success. All that being said, my experience should help others solve the 99% issue.
Overall Review: Overall the SSD's are very good so far. My "Cons" comments are not really cons, they are the learning process I experienced. I would sincerely recommend these SSD's. Use the downloadable Samsung software and purchase a USB 3 adapter, as long as you have a USB 3 port. I purchased a USB 3, 4 outlet port card for my Desktop a while back (another good choice, saves transfer time). Bottom line my old Desktop is now a little faster and my Laptop is significantly faster. P.S. I personally don't like the hybrid (SSD and HDD). The 1TB SSD is a good fit for my needs, everything is in one place.
Pros: I used this new adapter to back up my Laptop and Desktop HDD's to my new SSD's. My old adapter was USB 2. The USB 3 transfer rate was significantly faster than the old one I have. This was definitely worth the price; it saved a lot of transfer time. Shipping time was minimized and the packaging was well thought out.
Overall Review: I would recommend this product not only for the time saving effect, but for the ease of use and function.
Pros: This bracket included all the necessary screws and cables. That mounting kit was exactly what I needed. I actually bought two of these for my 3.5" HDD conversions to a 2.5" SSD. I used the second one to mount and store the old HDD from my laptop. That provided a perfect platform for use backing up my SSD to my (now) new external data storage HDD. Perfect fit and the shipper provided rapid shipping.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this product and the shipper.
Cons: Read the print carefully. These are not data cables and they don't charge the Garmin either.
Overall Review: I would not recommend this product