Summary: The SSD is fast but it causes certain features on my motherboard from not being detected. My MB is an NVIDIA chipset so not only does Samsung's Magician not detect its own drive but causes NVIDIA's control panel not display the configurable BIOS settings from the OS. Therefore the famous Turbo Cache that attracted me so much about this drive is useless and I can't take advantage of it. I am dual booting Windows 7 Ultimate on the EVO and on a RAID Velociraptor.
Summary: When I got my Samsung 840 EVO , everything seemed as impossible simple - unpack it , install "Data migration tool" from a disc, get newest update via internet, connect it via the USBSata cable from the kit , press the START button and the program will automatically migrate my system to the new SSD . But it was not so simple :) .
Outstanding product, pitiful software and documentation
itmhq1, ABT Electronics
13 September 2013
Summary: The drive is amazing. Took boot time on my HP notebook (Win 7 Pro, Intel i7 processor, 16 GB RAM) from 10 minutes to 45 seconds. At the same time it extends battery life and runs much cooler and quieter. On the other hand, the installation instructions are wrong, and the migration software doesn't work. You must connect, activate and format the drive BEFORE you install the software.
Pros: amazingly fast, Low power consumption, Quiet
Summary: I am extremely impressed and more than happy with the performance improvements I'm seeing with my 5 year old laptop. I went from 4+ minutes to boot windows 7 down to just under 1 minute. I'm also seeing similar improvements with general windows performance. The only difficulty I had was with booting from the newly cloned drive. Cloning itself was easy, but once I tried booting from the new drive I ran into all kinds of problems.
Summary: I had this SSD to replace the 300 gig desktop hard drive. I found the speed is faster for startup and shutdown. That would be perfect if the SSD comes with the mounting bracket. I have to buy additional mounting bracket from other store. I also bought the Kingston 240 gig with the installation kit and mounting bracket.