February 25th 2014 Verified user
Panasonic Toughbook with 7yrs of hard work on the clock ... HDD finally failed after 29,000 hours of use. REALLY didn't want to upgrade the PC as the Toughbook is still an excellent platform for the 'in-the-field' work I do, so a new HDD was the obvious option.
An older IDE format limited the range of solid state HDD available (and pushed the cost) but the results are amazing. Completely silent, power consumption is markedly lower (so battery life is nearly 20mins longer on a charge). Boot-up, program start-up, in fact all the normal machine operations are improved. I can't actually find a fault with this device and would recommend moving to solid state to anyone, anyone who wants to breath new life into a older PC
Review of 64GB Transcend PSD330 2.5-inch IDE Internal SSD Solid State Disk (MLC Flash)