Those are just boot times. :P
Your motherboard and it's various controllers will influence boot times far more.
As for the bracket, ask the retailer if it comes with one, my OCZ Vertex 2 came with one, so did the Samsung 840 Pro in my other system, albeit that was not an OEM drive. (OEM one's come without a bracket.)
But it seems you have made your decision anyway, so have fun!
true but performance seems comparable in most tests http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5254/kingston-ssdnow-v300-120gb-ssd-review/index9.html
it sufferes in small random access but that should be a huge factor right?
averages look ok
and I already checked it's just the bare drive. I can't actually find anyone that sells the 840 pro kits in NZ for some reason, I mean the SATA cable is only like $5 but for some reason a bracket is like $15 so it adds up.
Gah I hate buying things lol I know I will regret it ether way lol, buyers remorse sets in quick with me. I shoud decide tonight tho as the deal on the Kingston runs out soon.
Edit: I did find a slightly cheaper 840 pro