All I can say is God DAMN... its fast. Extracting files is so freakishly fast!! Transferring files from the Intel SSD to the 1TB is amazingly fast! Now this is what FW800 speeds should really be! I've never seen it this fast before and I came from a raptor drive from a 2.8ghz 8 core mac pro! It feels like I have my mac pro back, actually even faster! I can run vmware fusion in the background and launch many many apps without any hiccups and its all so damn silky smooth, like anything I launch or throw at osx, the intel SSD handles it like its nothing. All I can say is that it is hands down THE best upgrade I've ever done in my entire life. I can NEVER go back to conventional harddrives.