Fast SSD over USB 3.0
This Samsung SSD is very fast. I ran CrystalDiskMark on the drive and it gets close to the 450 MB/s speeds that Samsung claims. On my Toshiba laptop, using the basic "Seq Q32T1" tests, the read speeds of my internal drive were 541.1 MB/S and the write speeds were 306.9 MB/S. Running the same test on the Samsung gave me read speeds of 428.8 MB/S and write speeds of 423.9 MB/s. I may have some background applications running that are slowing things down a bit, but overall I am very impressed. The write speeds are actually faster over the Samsung drive than the internal drive!