Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:25 AM
I prefer my Kingston V+200 over my Samsung 830 drives. There's little performance difference as I can tell, and the Kingston is cheaper. The Kingston has never had, or needed a firmware update - it just plain works.
Considering the faulty firmware on the early 840 drives, I think I'd stay clear.
Laptop: Dell Vostro v131, i5-2450M, 8GB, Crucial M500 240GB, Win7 Pro
NAS: Fractal Design Define Mini, i3-3225, Asus Z77, 16GB, 256GB M4, 2x4TB Seagate DM, 2x1TB Momentus, 3TB Seagate DM, 300GB Velociraptor, Server 2012
HTPC:Intel NUC, i3, 4GB, 64GB M4 mSATA, Win7 Pro
Workstation: Fractal Design Define XL, FX8320, Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX, 8GB 1866MHz, Crucial M4 256GB, HD6970, Win7 Pro