Pros -Super fast at everything
-Boot times feel instant compared to what they were before
-searches, scans, installations, games, and pretty much EVERYTHING has sped up at very noticeable margins
-Absolutely no problems installing hardware into my laptop, or i
Cons I have had none yet at all
Summary This is the absolute best $260 I've spent on a tech product for a laptop (or desktop for that matter)ever. This is a no brainer. 256GB is plenty for an operating system and games and even adobe products to do image and video editing on... I would have a normal HD for storage but this 256gb is the sweet spot in price and space. I can't express how much more awesome my laptop is with this thing.
I was looking into other SSDs such as the OCZ and Patriots I have read about in my computer magazines but I found lots of complaints about problems with installation and needing to update firmware before working properly (for OCZ) and the price of the Patriot SSDs was way more than the $260 I paid for this Samsung 256gb.
Every disk cleanup that I used today was almost instant.... It is more of an upgrade than double the ram from 6-12gb by faaar on my laptop.
Right now.... this is the best SSD option.