Pros: Speed, reliability, packaging
Cons: Bad reputation
Like you probably saw, I listed "bad reputation" as a con.
Why, you may ask. The answer is simple: It features the SandForce controller, which everyone appears to talk bad things about, making a lot of people steer away from this drive.
I bought this drive - despite what everyone says. One sentence describes it all:
"Couldn't have been happier".
I bought the "Upgrade kit" even though I didn't need it
The Upgrade package included;
An external USB enclosure
A screw driver with changeable bits
And a 2.5" to 3.5" bay adapter together with a SATA-600 cable (Currently installed, no pictures sorry )
But back to the drive itself. I've never, not once, experienced instability problems with this drive. Never caused a BSOD, never froze etc. Nothing at all.
Ever since I got it, I've been trying to convince people SandForce (SF-2281) isn't that unstable, at least not anymore. Yet, people ignores me and continues to talk crap about SandForce.. sigh..
Anyways, like I've probably stated a million times now, I couldn't have been any happier with my drive! I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking for a reliable yet fast drive!