Summary: My Macbook pro started to slow down, especially when I used Windows in Vmware. Evening the boot process just got too slow that I have to wait up to a minute before I could start using the computer woken up from sleep mode. I got a great deal on the SSD and install it with ease. There has been a world of a difference in the computer booting up from sleep/shutdown and I could not be happier. I can now work in Vmware with windows with great ease.
Pros: Lightweight, Quiet, Super fast
Cons: i wish i had done it earlier, i wish it came in 1tb
Summary: This is my second SSD I ever got and it is everything and more. I got this unit because of reviews and it was top of the line it had the write and read speeds with the best IOPS also the 5 year warranty. Use the Samsung software so it can receive firmware updates and OS optimization. I have written over 1.7 TB worth of data on it and the drive works great. One thing I like with this unit it can tell you when the drive runs out of useable read and writes.
Summary: This is my very first SSD that I've ever installed into any computer. I put this in my Samsung NP700Z7C-S01-US running Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel quad-core i7 3615QM processor with hyperthreading, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB 5200RPM HDD. I have nothing but good things to say about it. When I first opened the box, I couldn't believe how unbelievably light it was. It weighed 1/3 of my HDD! I was totally shocked! The speed difference was night and day.
Summary: Like the performance of the drive. Getting it installed came with challenges. System was running RAID1, broke the raid set, made the system drive non-RAID before cloning, but the clone still was not good and resulted in a large number of Windows stop errors. After many attempts at fixes, finally did a fresh Windows install and all seems to be better. Would recommend doing a fresh Windows install in the first place with a RAID system.
Summary: FORGET upgrading to the newest OS or processor. THIS baby made my PC sprout wings and fly! No joke.....my PC boot time went from 45 seconds to a minute (to load all startup programs) to about 15 seconds! Transfers of any kind gained speed that is truly hard to believe. The invent of the SSD is the best thing to happen to computers since the invention of the internet, and Samsung is at the forefront.
Pros: For a couple of years I have been an avid fan of the Crucial M4 series SSDs (own four of them) because of their well-deserved reputation for reliability even though their sequential read speeds are somewhat below the best and their sequential write speeds are well below the best -- about 1/2 of the very best available.
Cons: Nothing significant. Initially, the Magician firmware update feature did not work properly on my computer but a call to Samsung tech support resolved that issue (an 800 number, but be prepared to be on hold for 20-30 minutes. Samsung's tech support for SSDs is a very small shop).