Transcend is very pleased to announce its 2.5-inch IDE Solid State Disk (SSD), which is compatible with most mainstream PC and notebook computers. The 2.5-inch IDE interface SSD has a tough outer metal case, enormous capacities, high reliability, low power consumption and anti-shock features that make it ideal to replace Hard Disk Drives. Transcend?s 2.5-inch IDE SSD has a distinct advantage over standard 2.5" HDDs in that it is a solid-state memory with no moving parts and therefore not susceptible to mechanical failure as a result of vibrations.
DO NOT BUY5/27/2012
Do not buy this product! After only 1/2 year of usage, this HD started to loose files/blocks. I lost a bunch of precious files and pictures because of this HD. My files are backed up, but it's hard to tell what are lost. I think it lost some OS related files and my computer went haywire and slow. it took me forever to identify it's the HD that is loosing blocks.
Upgrade well worth the time and expense12/16/2010
I installed this SSD on my back up laptop, which is running a Pentium 4. The increase in speed was immediately noticeable. The boot process took well less than half the time. The battery life increased noticeably. And, my laptop is running is running much cooler. All in all, this drive is smaller and was costly, but seems to be worth it. The improvements to the performance of my laptop were significant.
worth the upgrade12/14/2009
well i bought this drive for a hp tc4200 tablet to replace the orginal 40gb drive i read some neg. comments about slow reads writes takes forever to load well that may be true if your running xp but windows 7 is a breeze win 7 is optimized to run with a ssd my bootup time is 55sec from turn on to working internet super fast and battery life jumped from 2.5 hours to 3.5 with a some to spare if you have win 7 go for it xp is a different story
Outstanding upgrade for older notebooks8/16/2009
I bought this for better performance (faster bootup speed and program bootups). I know that the hard drive is really the only bottleneck in modern computers. Our processer speed are far more than most of us will ever need and same goes for RAM memory... they are abundant and cheap so it is the first upgrade anyone should do before hard drive... max it out. I installed this on my 2005 Gateway notebook with 1GB(maxed)memory and Intel Celeron M 1.6 processor. It is weak by today's standard but it is a good computer. Since my XP is not cluttered by time and usage, I simply cloned it onto my new hard drive with Acronis (free from website). WHOA! Before I cloned it, I thought I'd test from scratch... it completely loaded XP in 27 minutes... Usually this takes about an hour to do... I mean all the way to the end. It was blazing. So since I don't want to reload everything (in my case, I cloned it. This computer boots up in 1/3 of its original time... about 27 seconds. Software boots up instantly... control panel instantly. My advice is after you cloned it, run disk defrag one time... and then that is it... no more defrag after this. Boot up every software you use... the first time takes a bit of time since it has to map it out... but once everything is done for one time... Everything boots up super fast. Even simply browsing internet is super fast... blink done... blink done... Even the downloading was roaring fast. Remember, this is for WIndows XP... I know Vista is a super hog so I don't know how much better it would be fore those Vista user... has to be somewhat better but I don't think is as super quick as XP.