Reviews and Problems with Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)
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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.
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
Summary: The Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD has some very strong features going for it. The drive is capable of delivering very good read performance, something you want in a consumer drive. The write performance on the other hand still has some issues that we simply can't overlook.
Excerpt: Samsung makes many of the memory chips used in some of the world's most popular smartphones and tablets, so it's no wonder that the firm has used its manufacturing clout to produce a fantastic-value 256GB drive.
Excerpt: 2011 has certainly been the ‘Year Of The Solid State Drive’, with many manufacturers vying for sales in various, competitive sectors. Today we are looking at the new Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD which embraces the SATA 6 Gb/s interface, claiming speeds up to 520 Mb/s read and 400 Mb/s write.