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. 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
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.
Conclusion: Samsung’s 830 5132GB SSD certainly as put the cat amongst the pigeons as far as mixing it up with the latest Sandforce controlled drives. This SSD may not be as fast as some of them out there, at least it’s good to be able to have a choice when it comes to controllers. The drive is expensive but then again so are most drives offering this much capacity.
Excerpt: Solid-state storage is becoming more affordable, helped along by healthy competition among a wider range of vendors. Joining specialists in SSD storage such as Crucial, OCZ and Kingston is Korean corporation Samsung with its Samsung 830 Series SSD . Read more SSD reviews .
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. Is this drive capable of going head to head against the latest Sandforce powered 2281 units? Today we aim to find out.