This drive is simply a dream. As I found out with previous SSDs you have to learn alot before you can really enjoy them. I found my first hurdle when I had to reformat. You have to do a secure erase with Partition Magic, but thats another story, this is my first SATA111 SSD before that I owned 3 others all SATA11. I highly recommend this drive and applaude Patriot for using the Sandforce 2281 controller and making the drives better.