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I've had this drive for about a week now and has been performing great. Hesitated a bit as I've seen a few reviews about failures so if that occurs I'll definitely update this review. For now very happy with it. Ordered an eSata cable and did a fast clone of my existing Windows 8 drive using the software supplied by Samsung, simple to use and fast clone. No problems replacing the drive in my new Sager 9170 laptop. When I bought the laptop I got 480G Intel 520 ..
===== Installation and Packaging =====The packaging for this is minimal but seems efficient. I ordered from Amazon and they put the drive (which comes in a package the size of a CD case) in a larger box with some padding.As far as installing the hardware into my desktop it was super easy. Mounted and plugged it in and it was good to go.After double-checking to see my BIOS was set to AHCI mode for my SATA ports, I popped my Win 7 DVD in the drive and restarted my co..