|Yep, it came with an "I <8 my SSD" sticker|
So about 30 minutes after opening the package, I was compiling our .NET based insurance policy management system project. This was purchased for me by the company, and I got to thinking that even if it only survives 6 months, it's still worth the $179 the company paid for it.
Will it be reliable? That's the question in my mind. But if it's not, well then it sure is fast until it craps out. I understand a lot of huge data centers are moving to SSD, even with the fact that they don't have the same lifespan as spinning platter based drives. And now, I can see why.
Having my work VM run off of this new SSD turned it into a real beast. The VM has 2 cores (of 6) devoted to it, as well as 4 GB of memory and now its own SSD. The memory and SSD upgrades cut my compile time in half of my big projects as well as making the machine itself much, much snappier.
|It comes with a cool adapter to mount it into a desktop case|
|My Antec case has these little drawers that slide out for drives|
|...it was either tape or a drill, and I chose tape|
|Here it is mounted in my Antec 900 case|
|It's got a green light on it|