Basics are build quality and "utilities." Often called toolboxes. Whether you need them is a kinda, just a little more work on your part to accomplish things.
The Reviews on the V300 are good, though it is a cost cutting proposition compared to more expensive drives.
If the prices are close the Plextor M5S is technically better (slightly).
What size SSD are you going for?
Generally 120-128 GB is the current "recommended minimum," with 240-256 GB growing in popularity. fwiw, larger SSDs tend to work better.
Personally I usually purchase the lowest priced quality unit I can find.
Fortunately sales and discounts are frequent here, I have purchased Samsung 830, Kingston HyperX 3K, and a Corsair Neutron 256 GB (NOT the GTX, NOT the "old" Neutron), the 7mm one closer to the Kingston V300. At the time I thought it was the the older model, not that I'll ever be able to tell the difference. I was waiting for the Samsung 840 to go on sale and the Corsair showed up for a little more.
It was for a laptop, so 7mm seemed a possible future advantage. Rationalization ..
Edited by ohldboy, 09 May 2013 - 04:13 PM.