This drive is blazing fast. My computer didn't have any Sata 3 connections on the motherboard, so I used an empty PCI-E x 1 slot to add a Sata 3 controller. Using that, I got a perfect 7.9 on the windows experience index score (7.9 is the best score possible currently). Using an Intel 320 series SSD, I had a 7.4, and using a Kingston SSDNOW V100 , I had a 7.0... so this Samsung is a step above and beyond other SSDs. Everything on my PC seems to happen instantly now.From what I've read on the matter... S..
This is the single best upgrade I have ever had in 26 years of building systems. This thing just flat out screams and is rock solid to "boot". No controller issues or firmware upgrades needed...ahhhh how nice - finally a killer SSD on the market. On a SATA III connection I'm reading 520 and writing at 399. I open Photoshop, iTunes and QuickBooks just for giggles now.
This was my first venture into SSD drives. I originally had considered going with a cheaper option, most notably Corsairs' FORCE series or OCZ's VERTEX/AGILITY. However, as I started to research those products more in-depth, I realize I would be playing russian roulette with my data as a result of the instability of the drives due to sandforce controller issues that, at the time of this writing, seem to be slightly resolved as a result of OCZ's help. In the end, my search narrowed down to the leading maker ..