Excerpt: When I purchased this drive, about a year ago, it was quite expensive... A little less than one dollar a Gig.... But at the time, it was one of the fastest drives available. I am still using it today and it hasn't missed a beat. Great drive and now that the prices have come down, I might consider more of them.
Excerpt: Samsung Magician software is constantly updated and very customer friendly to use, appealing to all levels of customer technical expertise from inexperienced to "expert". In operation, the SAMSUNG SSD outperformed several of my own tests of read and write speeds for other vendors competitive offerings. At the time, Samsung was more expensive than competitor products. I bought Samsung. System boot times were incredibly fast.
Summary: I am using a Supermicro M28SAB 8x2.5" in 2x5.25" bay hotswap rack which has 2 iPass (SFF-8087) connectors and 2 power connectors. I am connecting the rack to an LSI 9271-8i RAID card. The 840-Pro's are the only ones that display drive activity, the OCZ's are either solid on, solid off, or solid RED because they've failed. Samsung 840-Pro are the only way to fly. I made a post on the OCZ forums, you can search for Pin-11 MrFreshly to read it if you want any more info.
Pros: I've been using these in a RAID 6 with an LSI-9271-8i card. They've performed perfectly. The 840-pro's DO generate drive activity on Pin-11 so they are friendly to many hotswap trays. OCZ's aren't or weren't.
Excerpt: I use this as the boot drive in a Win7 Pro 64-bit system. I opted for the larger size because I have a very large number of big programs installed and wanted to maintain a lot of headroom.Boot times are a lot faster than with a WD Black Caviar as the boot. But, unless your motherboard is capable of handling SATA III6GB/s, DO NOT expect advertised speeds. My system is SATA II 3GB/s. Performance is still faster than with an HDD, but not blisteringly fast.