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Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)

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Samsung 830 Series 256 GB SSD Review

Hardware Secrets
11 September 2012
  • Summary: We can see from our performance tests that the Samsung 830 Series exhibits a better level of performance than the Crucial M4 in almost every test. In most of the tests, it would be fair to say that the Crucial M4 doesn’t lag behind the 830 Series by a massive margin, though. We highly doubt that the real world performance of the two drives would differ much, especially if you’re used to the speeds of a conventional hard drive.
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Overall 10

Samsung 830 Series SSD 512 GB

22 August 2012
  • Summary: Samsung's 830 Series SSD left me very impressed. The drive doesn't use any of the well-known controllers like SandForce or Marvell, but comes with Samsung's own controller design instead. This doesn't have to be a bad thing; on the contrary, the 830 doesn't come with the load of issues that are unique to Marvell/Indilinx or SandForce.
  • Pros: Very high performance, 7 mm thick, Ultrabook ready, SATA 6 Gbps support, Rich bundle, Supports TRIM, 3-year warranty
  • Cons: Relatively high price, Warranty could be longer, Needs a SATA 6 Gbps controller to perform best
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Overall 8

Samsung 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive Review

2 April 2012
  • Summary: Final Thoughts So what can we say about the Samsung 830 Series?  Well first off it is great to see Samsung building the drive completely in-house.  The 3-core MCX controller, Toggle NAND flash and the DDR2 flash chip have all been designed and built by Samsung.  This gives them full control over the drive.
  • Pros: – Controller, NAND and cache chip all designed and built by Samsung, – Great read performance, – Identical performance with compressible and incompressible data, – Great software bundle, – Only 7mm thin!
  • Cons: – Write speeds cannot compete with SandForce SF2200 based drives
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Samsung 830 Series SATA 3 512GB SSD Review – Amazing Performance and an Unbeatable Toolbox

31 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Samsung SSD Magician is unquestionably the most full featured SSD management tool available. It’s may not be a big enough deal by itself to sway many potential customers, but Samsung owners will be glad to have it nonetheless. It’s all wrapped in an attractive and easy-to-use package, and it simplifies and speeds day to day maintenance tasks. When combined with the comprehensive desktop/laptop installation kits, it definitely presents a compelling package of value-adds.
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Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive

18 March 2012
  • Conclusion: TRIM Performance: While SSDs offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted. This procedure is very complicated and can slow an SSD's write speeds considerably. To fix this problem, most manufacturers have added TRIM support to their SSDs.
  • Pros: Available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, Excellent read speeds, Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data, Consistent speeds, even after intensive usage, Good looking, ultra-slim design, SATA 6Gb/s interface, Toggle NAND flash, 256MB DDR2 SDRAM cache, Supports TRIM, SMART, garbage collection and wear leveling, Software bundle includes SSD Magician, Norton Ghost and Batman: Arkham Asylum, Available as part of a notebook or desktop ins...
  • Cons: Slower than other drives when doing random writes
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Overall 9

Samsung SSD 830 Series (128GB)

PC Magazine
1 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Samsung comes into its own with its 830 Series of SSDs, which offer some of the fastest speeds you can currently find on the market.
  • Pros: Outstanding overall speed in most situations. Uses SATA III interface.
  • Cons: Expensive. Random, write performance sometimes shaky.
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Overall 8

Samsung SSD 830 Series (256GB)

PC Magazine
27 February 2012
  • Conclusion: The 256GB drive in Samsung’s SSD 830 series performer delivers terrific read and write speeds almost across the board.
  • Pros: Excellent overall performance. Includes Norton Ghost software, Batman: Arkham City download.
  • Cons: Performance during intensive applications not the fastest available.
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Samsung's 830 Series solid-state drive

2 February 2012
  • Summary: The Samsung 830 Series has a whole lot going for it. In addition to offering the best overall performance of any SSD we've tested, the drive comes in a slim form factor, includes a copy of , and is backed by a company whose SSD history appears largely devoid of serious issues. Given those perks, one might expect the 830 Series to be priced at a premium—but it's not. The 256GB model can be had for , while the 128GB and 64GB flavors sell for and , respectively.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Tweak Town
24 January 2012
  • Excerpt: There are very few companies capable of making every major component that's tucked away inside a SSD. Toshiba has done it with some of their enterprise models and now Samsung is doing it to. When you control the supply of components, you don't really have to worry about buying in bulk because you control that as well. I suspect that if Samsung wanted they could really shake the SSD world up if they wanted, that is if the new 830 Series was fast enough.
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Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA III SSD Review

Legit Reviews
15 December 2011
  • Summary: Samsung is not the first name that comes to mind when you think of SSDs, but maybe it should be. Their 830 Series drives perform extremely well and can stand tall with the best of them.
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