They had a good sale on it and they are about 1/2 what they were a couple of years ago so I bought one for my 5 year old macbook pro. Talk about breathing new life in an old laptop. It boots up now and just a few seconds and programs load in a few seconds too.. It won't help any with stuff that processing power to do, like unpacking and installing programs but anything you load from the hard drive is super fast. As far as battery life goes, keep in mind that the LCD display uses more energy than anything on a laptop.
Top drive with capacity!!4/6/2014
This drive matches and beats the Samsung Pro 512 on many benchmarks. It is the drive to get if you need capacity and don't want to skimp on performance!!
Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0BW 1TB 2.5" SATA Internal4/1/2014
Very fast drive. Easy installation. I used it for my data drive.
Expensive, but worth it3/15/2014
The SSD is performing as expected. Much faster performance and much better battery life in my laptop. The application to copy the old HDD to the new SSD worked perfectly, and was much easier to use than I expected. No regrets.
This is the best drive money can buy. it's fast and it's huge!
Amazing fast, fast,fast, no noise.