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Wintec FileMate 3FMS4D096JM-R ExpressCard 34 96GB USB 2.0 & SATAII MLC Internal / External Solid State Drive (SSD)

alaAverage 3.2

8 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites.

On average, users rate this product 63/100.

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Works but seems stuck in slot.


At least it won't fall out. It's my only expesscard device so I'm not going to worry about it too much.

A fast little solid state drive to slide into my Macbook Pro Expresscard 34 slot. These buggers are hard to find

It is a bit too thick, so won't eject without wiggling and prying. 2 eggs deducted

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Buyer Beware


My NewEgg invoice is dated 1/28/11, and as of this moment, it has been less than two weeks since I received this drive and it has already failed. I also own the Wintec Filemate SolidGO 48GB solid state drive ExpressCard and have used it for over a...

Good size SSD in hard to find ExpressCard form factor

Before you spend over $200 for this luxury drive, google: "JM Loader 001 4GB issue" and save yourself some time and money. Do not trust Wintec to keep your data safe

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Update - Followup 2


Awesome product when it works, but like others here, (and on other sites I can't mention due to newegg's TOC), etc. Failure rates are high and unfortunately no one else makes SSD Expresscards at this size (or in this form factor for that matter). I'm...

High Performance. FAST! Painless installation, just insert into SSD slot. Low battery minor battery consumption

Doesn't work after a few weeks. High failure rate with no alternatives


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Amazing SSD for the MacBook Pro


The Best ExpressCard 34 SSD Solution for Mac OS X ; Super Fast, Easy to Install, 100% Mac (Snow Leopard compatible). I bought two of these and installed them both in MacBook Pro's. I installed Snow Leopard onto the SSD after formatting with Disk...

Price. But that didn't stop all of us from purchasing it :) ; It's almost 100% flush with the aluminum case of my MBP. A little piece of the metal from the USB port is what sticks out. Not really a big deal. If you run your finger down the side it is...

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Update - Followup


Just an update as I've had my first failure. The drive simply would not appear, and disk utility reports that it has not been initialized. SMART says everything is OK. So essentially, all my data is gone! I've only used this drive for Virtual Machines...

Form factor

Loss of data

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worthy risk


I bought this before Xmas to take advantage of my expresscard slot in my 15" uMBP. I had been using it to connect to esata drives. I used this as my bootdrive and use my internal 500gb 7200rpm for media. Not only will this drive make your laptop boot...

Easy set-up and install ; Fast ; Expands laptop's use greatly

reliability - I only say this because so many others have had failures. I keep two different up-to-date back ups so if it fails I only hassle with the return and not the data loss

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Excellent Expresscard SSD


Overall, very satisfied. Only the first week in use but no complaints. Battery life appears unaffected. Suspend, reboot, powerup don't appear to have any issues. OSX likes this drive. I'm not using this as a boot device though, but I suspect it...

1 second upgrade, just slide into the Expresscard slot ; Low profile virtually invisible ; Didn't noticed any heat issues or battery life degradation

Technically only 92.8GB, NOT 96GB ; Runs tad warmer, but not 'hot

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Don't waste your laptops exp-card slot!


Yes I do really need this and yes I do really want it. I'm squeezing out every bit of horsepower my laptop is capable of giving me. 8 gigs of ram, a 1TB data drive and 256gb SSD boot drive aren't enough. I wanted to dualboot with Win7 and Kubuntu...

1. Zippy speeds brought to you by the SSD ; 2. Expansion of valueble disk space real estate. (Imagine a laptop with 3 internal drives to store data, games, multimedia) ; 3. Small portable drive to carry a large load of data with fairly quick copying...

Price per gigabyte is fairly large. This is a luxury item reserved for those that want the "best" of everything. Given the state of the economy one might ask themself is the cost justified, or do I really need this? Answer will come next ; I've done...