I really think you folks are just splitting hairs arguing over which drive is best. Unless OP is making the next Pixar movie on that laptop or running synthetic benchmark tests, you can literally close your eyes, walk into the electronics store and grab any SSD on the shelf and it will work just fine. I happen to prefer Samsung or Crucial because they are widely available, but there is nothing wrong with most of the other major brands either. This whole thing is a bit like arguing if Ford or Chevrolet trucks are better. It just does not matter. Just find the size you need and grab whatever you can get the best price on.