In the 60gb range I have the Patrio Pyro and the samsung 830. I really like both but it feels like the 830 is faster. They are in defferent systems (1 amd and 1 intel) making a direct comparison pointless) Theres plenty of room for windows, zonealarm, antivirus, flash, vlc, all the danged updates. I still think I have 30gb left even after a few games and programs installed. If you get a sandforce controller based SSD, be sure to flash the firmware first. My pyro has issue until the last round of firmware. The samsung has never had a firmware updated to it and has had 0 problems.