Samsung PM380 Performance
Just out of interest, on today's train journey I took a look at the read performance of my laptop's SSD,
So this is in pretty good agreement with the stated performance of this drive being that it can deliver upto 500MB/s.
As an FYI, A Windows Explorer large file copy on WIndows XP tends to read in 64K chunks which gives a throughput of about 300MB/s. Explorer on Windows 7 though tends to read large files in 1MB chunks which gives a throughput closer to 450MB/s.