Wow. Seriously. If you're looking for an SSD for your aging laptop, get this one immediately. Thanks to this SSD I was able to revive a 5 year old Sony Vaio (purchased in 2012, 8GB of RAM, i7, 500GB hard drive). Before researching for SSDs, I was considering buying a brand new laptop as I was sick and tired of dealing with my old Vaio. Little did I know that a simple hard drive swap would solve ALL the issues. Long story short, my computer had been acting up for at least 2 years. I didn't really care much because I had been using a company laptop all this time; however, every time I wanted to deal with personal work on my Vaio, the computer would take forever for simple tasks like opening chrome, firefox, word, excel, etc. I noticed that disk usage was at 100% constantly and that was the culprit of the issue. I googled several ways to solve this issue. I was surprised to find out how common this was on old non-SSD hard drives. I literally tried at least 10 things like activating/deactivating things on the command line, updating drivers, etc. NOTHING worked. Disk drive would still be at 100% constantly. I'm glad I researched SSDs as it saved me thousands of dollars instead of buying a brand new laptop with the specs that I wanted (i even thought about getting a $2,800 mac). I pulled the trigger when I concluded that the culprit of the issue was my hard drive, so I decided to give the SSD a shot. If it didn't work, I thought, I could return it and try other things. In addition, the installation was extremely easy. It took me probably 30 minutes altogether. You only need screwdrivers, the smaller size kind. I had read some reviews that the SSD did not come with a case. While that is correct, my laptop already had a case where the old SSD was sitting, so this did not affect me. It was literally just a swap utilizing existing screws. Finally, I did not use the data migration software as I had transferred all my data to an external hard drive in advance. I did a clean Windows 10 installation on the SSD and all my problems were solved. Bottom line: get this SSD if you're tired of the slowness of your aging computer. I can finally turn on my Sony Vaio again and get to work in seconds. I've been using this new SSD for a month now and the performance is simply outstanding. If you have any questions, let me know! I'm extremely satisfied and I'm trying to convince my dad to do the same thing on his also old laptop.