Excerpt: I installed a Samsung SSD drive to replace a hard drive that crashed in an core duo laptop. Drive was simple to install, and with the software on CD, was able to quickly configure the drive. Bootup from shutdown was a quick 30 seconds - instead of over a minute with the older drive. Being spoiled with this drive and gave life to an old laptop. So instead of buying a new laptop, I saved the money for the SSD.
Excerpt: So far, so good. Haven't been using the product long but it is as expected. It is substantially better than spinning rust unless you really need the capacity (in which case, you really should go ahead and purchase a larger capacity SSD)
Summary: Samsung's kit makes physical and sofware installation very straightforward. I was upgrading an XP machine to WIN 7 and decided to install a SSD at the same time. The disk clone apprach was very easy with Samsung's sofware and the whole venture was quick and painless. I love the 40 second boot time and fast internal operation. Great device.
The start screen? Zoom! Glad I got this. Postponed getting a new computer.
Richard H., Amazon
9 May 2014
Summary: Fairly easy setup for the non-technical. Had an older (FYI, Dell Inspiron 530) PC. Used the old drive for music and documents and the precious SSD for the OS. Mind you, I installed a new fresh Win version, but this really speeds things up, and can still boot to the old OS if I ever need to. From a well-respected brand, I expected nothing less, but am happy.
Summary: Just installed this today. Samsung's Data Migration utility works GREAT. Even though it specified a USB connection, an eSATA hookup worked fine. FYI: 1) it will correctly migrate a boot drive, which is really handy 2) the USB mounting kit doesn't come with this version. Buy separately or, for a desktop, use a separate SATA cable. So far, the hard drive is very fast and the utility that comes with it seems to work well for optimizing it.
Summary: I had on my hands an old laptop with a standard HDD with bad sectors. Swapped it with this SSD to give the laptop a new life, and so it did. It seems to often be on special. There's a nice little SATA to USB converter provided too.