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Made my computer great again!
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
Bought this drive to replace my desktop PC's Seagate Barracude 500GB SATA that I installed in 2015. I don't really need more storage space so I figured I'd try replacing the old SATA drive with a solid-state drive of the same capacity rather than plunking down big bucks for a whole new system that I don't really need. If that idea turned out to be a bust, I'd already planned to just keep the drive and use it someplace else. Wow! For about $80 (included the drive and the mounting bracket) my typical boot times went from around 3 minutes to around 45 seconds. This is with Win7. Couldn't be happier.
As far as getting my old drive data to the new one, I used a cloning device (kind of looks like a toaster) that I had in the closet. That process took about 2 hours. I know there's cloning software out there but decided to use something I already had.
So, bottom line, even if you don't buy this particular drive to replace a mechanical SATA drive, you're going to want to get a solid-state drive. Will it last as long as my old one? Who knows?