There is definitely a less costly option to the the Samsung EVO 850, the current SOHO darling, and that is the Crucial MX200 500GB SATA - CT500MX200SSD1, $149 (with free shipping) from Amazon. I have no idea why neither this article nor the Tom's article mentioned this drive... a puzzling omission, considering its wide availability and low price. I have 6 working laptops in my home office and installed one of these in each over the last several months. The performance boost is nothing short of astonishing, and the price can't be beat. They come with a stripped-down version of Acronis, so you can easily copy your existing drive, as long as it's a simple cloning job. For some unknown reason, Acronis was unable to clone one of my drives so I used my Aluratek disk copying device. Also, since one of my existing drives was only 128GB, the resulting active partition on the clone was consequently the same size. After cloning it, I used AOMEI Partition Assistant Home Edition (free download) to enlarge the partition to access the remainder of the 500GB drive.