Hello, I have been out of the loop this past few years. I don't game anymore, nor care about benchmarks since I feel most modern SSD's feel fast enough to notice much if any difference in the real world. I am really starting to get more into VMware, and want to pick up a few 500GB-512GB drives. I am currently running VM's on a 2TB RAID 1, and I just want them to be bit more snappy with that sexy fluid SSD feel. What are some overall reliable SSD drives these days? Big Samsung fan here, but I heard the 840 series had lots of problems with slowness and random full failures. However, I really like the price of the 850 Evo! I have seen their 500GB for $150 sometimes on SD. Last BF, I picked up a 850 Pro and 480GB Sandisk Extreme Pro (for my dad) and they are running great. Perhaps just stick to these two? Also, my fileserver server has it's VM's on a 256GB Crucial M4. There is not much data being written on them since it is just one VM for ZFS and the other for the APC to work. I do have 1-2 256GB Samsung 830's laying around... think I should swap out the Crucial with it? I want this server to chug along for many years to come. :c) Thanks!