Reviews and Problems with Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)
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Samsung SSD is awesome
14 June 2014
Summary: I currently own 4 brands of 128GB SSDs. on paper performance on all four are not far from one another. They're all installed on dell latitudes with 1st gen i5. for some reason the computers with Samsung ssd were the only ones with consistent improvement in performance- even when the drives were 90% full. just bought a sandisk ultra plus and Kingston m500. it seems our 2-year old 830s are somewhat more responsive (boot up, file compressions and video editing.
Summary: The Samsung 830 is rated slightly slower than it's replacement, the 840 Pro - but the customer reviews show that the 830 is a superior product, whereas the 840 Pro has glitches. ...As stated by many, the difference in speed (830 vs. working 840 pro) is negligible. Better reliability and no headaches win the day.
Summary: I purchased this to be my boot / OS drive and it has significantly increased performance over a conventional HDD. I chose this over the 840 series as it reads faster. It does write slower but it doesnt matter if you are using for your OS.
Summary: To be brief, this SSD is ridiculously fast and Samsung gives you great quality. My desktop came with HDD trays that support 3.5" and 2.5" drives so the desktop kits was not really necessary for me. But not all computers do so you should definitely look into it before you purchase. The holding trays for a 2.5" drive are not that expensive so unless you want the Norton software, which in my opinion is pretty useless (at least for me), then it's probably worth just buying...
Summary: SSD drive is exactly as advertised and works like a charm. Advantage of this product (imo) vs the 840 is the software is separate from the SSD. With the 840 it's already pre-installed I believe. So if you don't want or need the extra software, the 830 is for you.
Blazing fast and rock steady. Buy this instead of the newer Samsung 840 standard edition
Davey B. "Gadget Geek", Amazon
24 May 2013
Summary: Samsung has released their newer 840 and 840 Pro series of hard drives now, and Amazon states on the 830's product page that "There is a newer model of this item" with a link to the 840. However, the 840 series Amazon links to is the non-Pro series drive which is actually slower than the Samsung 830 series, so take heed that "newer" doesn't necessarily mean "upgraded." Given the choice between the 830 and the standard 840 series, you should still opt for the 830.
Summary: The Samsung 830 is one of the most trusted & reliable SSDs in the market. Sadly, as of this writing, it's been discontinued and increasingly harder to get. The new 840s aren't as good, and the 830's true successor, the 840 Pro series is more expensive. If you can still find one of these, pick it up while they last. My own 830 arrived (eventually) to replace my dying system HDD.
Summary: I've been computing for 30 years, built my first Heathkit in 1983. Since then, as tech has marched on, I've experienced probably all the calamities as we've moved up the performance ladder. The Samsung 830 SSD is the first time I have had trouble-free, and I mean absolutely trouble free, operation. It's been over a year now (15 months). My new build has 5 256GB Samsung 830s, including the OS (Win 7). I have had not one single blue screen.