Summary: was think 600 when it appeared , now for this price is ok for a OS point of view. Boot is about 3-5 sec , shut down 1-2 sec. bought also a 250 Pro Samsung and let me tell you , that the package was just a simple cartoon box and a clear plastic sealed.
Summary: Replaced my main hard drive in my late 2008 MacBook Pro with this, and its been working great (I think I've had it ~1.5 yr). SSD speed has helped this computer stay relevant a bit longer. (I moved my original hard drive to the DVD spot for increased storage on the computer.
Summary: Works as promised. Replaced a 500GB 7200RPM traditional hard drive with this. My only compliant is that I couldn't find sizes larger than 160GB for SATA II unless you bump up to SATA III. Unfortunately, my laptop doesn't support SATA III.
Summary: Very nice drive. My VMware windows 7 boots in 10 sec. MacOS 15-20 sec. No waiting time to load any app. Insanely fast and hide improvement over regular drives. Plus the live span is 240 years :) and no movable parts so you really do not care when you have to move your laptop.
Pros: Works flawlessly in my MacBook Pro early 2011. Trim is not supported in MacOS but the controller itself is supposed to do the cleaning. Very fast on reading and writing although writing is not near the max. Speeds: read 505 mb/s Write: 315 mb/s. theoretical max is 545/495 read/write
Cons: Still rather expensive and no firmware updates for Mac. You will have to attach it on a PC.
Pros: SSD high speed that boosts up my computer's performance significantly, however before buying it u should always check the motherboard for capability of "RAID" . My Intel chip H61 doesnt support RAID, I have to reinstall window in the SSD.
Cons: little bit expensive compared to other brands