Amazon provided timely delivery and adequate packaging with their usual air pillows. ADATA's packaging included a plastic tray slid into a reasonably-sized box containing: one SSD, one adapter plate (e.g. used within some laptops to adjust for drive thickness) and one booklet - no drive screws included (generally not required for drive swaps or laptop installations whereby existing screws are often re-purposed). Light in mass (essentially SMT electronics and a flash chip on a PCB housed within a plastic case), the SSD securely mounted into a separately purchased 2.5"/3.5" drive adapter caddy (which came with HDD screws) and easily slid into my legacy desktop's drive bay. It accepted standard SATA power and data cable connections. Turning on my PC and entering BIOS, the new drive was automatically recognized. The drive was readily partitioned and formatted by Windows during a fresh install of W10P64 via DVD ISO. In effort to manage drive space, the SSD was designated as a primary boot drive for my OS and key programs, while user libraries (data and games) were re-directed to a secondary mechanical drive. Although not a race horse in the SSD world, this drive substantially trumped my 7.2k spinners in terms of Windows' initial load time. It also streamlined time frames for web page and program loads. Regarding personal cost/benefit qualitative considerations - it's been a winner for me thus far. Although only owned for a few weeks, my experience has been favorable enough for me to install three more ADATA SSD boot drives into the PC's used by my kids and spouse. Long-term reliability is unknown, but short term boot-time savings has been a pleasure!