Best upgrade I have ever made to a computer
This noticeably sped up my HP laptop computer, especially start-up (boot-up) time (about 25 seconds now) and wake up time (2 to 4 seconds). I replaced a 500 gig hard drive with this 256 gig SSD. Don't do this unless you are comfortable re-installing your computer system, although you won't need to reinstall it: there is a better way. The process is greatly simplified if you have an external USB-SATA connector and are comfortable cloning a disk drive.
Low power consumption
At the end of the day it's tough to pick a clear winner between the Samsung Spinpoint M8 and the Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT. If you're laptop has room for two hard drives then the Western Digital has the edge in terms of raw speed for a second storage drive. That said, the Samsung Spinpoint M8 gave us slightly faster results as a Windows boot drive and seems to be less power hungry except for a nasty power spike during Windows startup.
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