Seems to be working ok - but have problem with windows 8
Raj "rg", Amazon
31 May 2013
Summary: I installed this in thinkpad w530 laptop with 32GB RAM (purchased separately) and window 8. Relative to my old dell laptop with win 7, this machine crashes a lot (once every few days), plus have some other problems - won't remember the wifi / wireless password, occasionally gotomeeting will stop working (until you reboot the machine), wireless connection will just drop and won't work until you reboot the machine.
Summary: Awesome new technology compared to the old HD with spinning drive inside. This SAMSUNG Solid State Drive (SSD) is also fast booting drive. I highly recommend it to all new DIY built PC's. . I've build my new PC with Intel I-5 CPU with Samsung SSD and it's like night and day comparison to the old hard drive. The only downside with this SSD is the price. It's still expensive compare to old HD per GB, but you get what you paid for.
Bought to replace a traditional drive that went bad.
Ocean Capital, Amazon
22 April 2013
Summary: If you have an old machine that was slow but meets the min requirements for windows 8 and has a bad hard drive, then don't wait buy today, that's what I had and now the machine screams. Fast boot and is like a brand new machine. Not the fastest when you compares to other drives on the market but if your not putting in a brand new box you can't beat it. Samsung makes great SSD's I have had it for about 4 months now with no issues.
Summary: Definitely make sure you switch the SATA to AHCI in the BIOS. Increased WEI score from 7.4 in IDE mode to 7.9 in AHCI mode. Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Pros: Incredibly fast. Perfect 7.9 Windows Experience Index, excellent benchmarking scores, very quick boot up (less than 10 seconds easily). Plenty of memory - not sure why I even have the other hard drive. I guess because I can.
Cons: Occasional blue screens on start up. Occurs whether my other hard drive is plugged in or not. Never experienced a blue screen with the other hard drive (or any other computer build for that matter). Tried a complete OS reinstall, but still see blue screens every few days or so.
Summary: I'm using this as the primary boot drive in my entertainment system PC. I switched from a magnetic drive to this SSD and it definitely improved boot time. However, it seems that the actual time for the PC to be ready for use varies even though the hour class is gone. I'm not sure if this is an SSD issue or simply an XP OS artifact. I will say that the build quality and documentation from Samsung is very good.
Summary: I've own an Intel 330 and crucial m4 ssd drives, and now this samsung drive. Works as advertised, and the 830 series has a good reputation which is why I made the purchase. In all honesty, however, I don't see very much difference between the different manufactures, so I would just purchase whichever has the best sale at the time...