Excerpt: Once I put this drive in my machine and got it all set up, I could see the difference. My machine boots faster and handles everything I throw at it. I would definitely purchase this product again.
Summary: Bottom line I recommend this drive. If you have a need to clone a previous laptop drive that this is replacing, get this kit. If you need to clone a drive but install it in a desktop, this kit lacks the 3.5" bay adapter you probably need. There is another kit for that. If you aren't replacing a drive and don't need to clone that data, save some money and buy just the drive. 3 options for 3 different scenarios.
Excerpt: I bought my first SSD when I upgraded my computer for the first time. A neophyte to the inside of the computer I did lots of research and read lots of reviews before picking my SSD. Most reviews were pretty similar. Having owned a Samsung monitor and finding far superior to other models I decided to go with the Samsung. My roommate who was also upgrade his computer walked me through how to upgrade what to hook up where.
Summary: Easy to install by backing up from the existing HDD. Need to make sure you have the adapter for physical mounting - I needed to order one since my machine was a Dell mini tower. The second one I installed XP SP3 from scratch and the updates were really fast, like in 20 minutes. I only had an issue with the Magician 4.4 upgrade - it totally froze my machine and I had to undo the upgrade by restoring to an earlier date.
Excerpt: Great $/GB value. I used to speed up a laptop that was a few years old and there is a notable difference. Highly recommended. I ran performance diagnostics and they were exactly as stated or higher!