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PNY XLR8 SATA 480GB 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SSD9SC480GMDA-RB by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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PNY XLR8 SATA 480GB 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SSD9SC480GMDA-RB
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 444 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 3.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Installation4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Speed4.3   average
Boot3.7   average
Windows3.5   average


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Boot

Boot:
"I came home today and the computer had stopped a No MBR found error during the boot sequence."
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"It failed to boot randomly for the first month and I was able to replace it through amazon."
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"After about 2 months it failed to boot and I tried fixing the boot record, but finally had to reinstall Win 7."
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"Bought this SSD but I regret not buying the 240GB : It is really fast.. my boot time is around 15-20 seconds max!"
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"Worked great, cold boot to internet in ~9 seconds."
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"It failed to boot randomly for the first month and I was able to replace it through amazon."
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"Great for a boot disk, the price of SSD drives are incredible (I remember so long ago when something not even close to this would be $500)."
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"I would recommend just using the SSD as your BOOT drive so the PC loads faster and a normal Hard Drive to store all your games ie Battlefield 3 etc."
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"I absolutely love it and will never boot from HDD again"
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Installation

Installation:
"This is the second PNY drive I have had in a year that has failed within a month of installing it."
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"It has a fantastic price and he has had zero issues since installing it."
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"Installing a Solid State Disk is by far the easiest way to more than double the performance of your PC."
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"Installation was done appropriately and the computer was very well taken care of but for some reason, the PNY XLR8 decided to just give up without even 4 months of use (I used the computer containing this device for no more than 220 hours."
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"Installation was easy on my lenovo laptop U430."
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"The box was packaged very well and installation was easy."
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Price

Price:
"I own quite a few SSD drives and the ones that consistently perform the best are Crucial and Samsung, but the price and 5 year warranty are hard to argue with for extra drives."
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"As far as ssd go this is not the fastest nor the best but it is very cheap and very good for the price."
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"my last SD was a Samsung 840 pro an i tell you i cant really tell a difference in speeds for the price you can go wrong"
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"I was surprised and incredibly thankful that they honored the price match from an error in the system."
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"There was glitch in the system that caused an incredibly low price for the 120 SSD, yet omgbuyit still honored the purchase I made and for that I will be a returning customer."
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"It has a fantastic price and he has had zero issues since installing it."
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"Great price for a great drive."
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"Fast start up and good for the price"
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"Got this SSD at a great price on Amazon and put it into a late 2012 Mac Mini."
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"Great price for the drive, an all around good buy and compatible with older Mac Computers."
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Speed

Speed:
"Having never used the Mac Mini with a spinning drive, I am... less than thrilled with the 320gb 7200rpm drive that is in it now, missing this drive's performance."
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"Failed Fast!"
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"My two complaints are the read write speeds are slower than what they claim and the life span is also less (I do not do that many read writes on this SSD), but that is not enough to take off a star because of the price I bought this for."
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"So many complain about its performance."
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"I've had it for about a month and a half now and so far I haven't had any issues with speed deterioration or anything weird."
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"There were no problems getting it installed nor any problems with performance."
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"The replacement drive performs well, but given the unreliability of PNY I can't really recommend it."
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"Huge, huge performance, super pleased with it."
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"Super recommended to improve your speed of your Mac or any PC."
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"Fast start up and good for the price"
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"very good product very fast without problems"
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Windows

Windows:
"Thankfully, Windows has a (somewhat hidden) utility that allowed me to create a drive image of my failing SSD that it stored on my other data drive (an internal WD Blue Caviar 1-TB drive)."
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"This PC was lightly-used, mostly for business apps (no gaming, video or photo editing).This SSD installed fine and has been running great until a couple weeks ago when Windows 8.1 began reporting SMART event errors."
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"If theres a problem, I just do a rollback of data using windows backup, when turned on it automatically backs up your system every time something is changed."
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"I used this to replace a failing SATA drive in a laptop running Windows 7."
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"(It is a shame Windows hides this excellent feature so well, as it is incredibly useful in such a situation."
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"This PC was lightly-used, mostly for business apps (no gaming, video or photo editing).This SSD installed fine and has been running great until a couple weeks ago when Windows 8.1 began reporting SMART event errors."
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"The size is also fantastic; I have Windows 7, all of its default things that can't be redirected reconfigured, such as AppData and whatnot, and various programs games, still with plenty of space."
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"Currently it is being used on a 5 year old HP tower running Windows 7 32-bit and it's great."
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"Easy format, easy install of Windows 7-64bit and it fit perfectly inside our HP laptop."
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