5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It's quite good...,
This review is from: Kingston SV200 SATA3 2.5 7mm 128GB Solid State Drive (Personal Computers)
...but not awesome. Bear in mind that I upgraded from 2 7200rpm 250GB hard drives in RAID 0, so if you only have an old 5400rpm laptop drive you'll probably see a much bigger difference, but I can't say that this provided the boost I was expecting given the reviews of SSD's I read prior to purchase. My computer does now boot a bit quicker, but I suspect most of that is a clean install of Windows 7. The main differences are: when you get to the windows desktop you can open programs straight away (rather than waiting for it to finish booting), scans of the disk (e.g. antivirus or ccleaner scans) are MUCH quicker, and levels load faster in games (although there is no noticable improvement in game performance). I've checked the drivers and changed the bios settings as described - TRIM is activated and the drive is working as normal. Not having to defrag is quite cool I suppose as well.
Now, I do have a 3 year old motherboard and store all my music, docs, pictures on a old 500 GB hdd, and this might make a difference, but I suspect that with SSD's, as with everything else, you get what you pay for. Like I say, if you're considering this as an upgrade for a laptop hard drive then it is probably worth it, but for a desktop it would probably be worth spending another £30 or so and getting a Crucial M4 or similar.