I have a SSD alert setup on slickdeals so I get messaged whenever there is a good deal posted. I've been waiting and waiting to buy a SSD, all these magazines I read and websites say a SSD is the best thing you can buy for a computer, and that once you use it you'll never go back to a traditional hard drive. I almost jumped on a $350 512GB Corsair M4 deal that was posted the other day on SD, but then I realized I'd probably never use that much space. That and I've read people post reviews about the M4 series not being the most reliable.
Well this Samsung 830 at $190 and 256GB is perfect. Bought 1 as soon as the deal went live.
Tomshardware had this in their monthly SSD recommendation list (link above). Best SSD for $300 when they published it.....so at $190 it must be considered a steal. MaximumPC had good things to say about this SSD as well and I believe they had it as their main SSD in their high end machine they built for last months or this months issue (can't remember).
Deal threads where this same deal is posted, the SD link below is at 8 pages already: