I didn’t realize how many tasks are related to the agility of your hard drive and not to the speed of your processor or RAM, etc. I bought this drive as an alternative to the sticky business of replacing the internal HDD on my 2011 iMac. You can boot from this SSD, which is a great feature. Booting, opening programs, saving and transferring files are all now ridiculously fast. Just amazing.
The drive does however emit a high-pitched turbine noise whenever it is powered up. It was distracting to my wife who was in the other room so put it in yet another room. The design of the case may not be well considered for this dual 256GB drive configuration. Could employing larger, slower spinning fans, with a more natural, vernacular style cooling like other Apple products let these inherently silent hard drives stay silent? Considering the candidate for this drive is likely someone in video or music, the noise factor seems like a large oversight on part of the designers.