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Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)
8.9 out of 10

Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)

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Overall 2
2.0

High hopes come crashing down

Robert H., Newegg
28 May 2014
  • Summary: Makes me rethink about buying any more samsung products. If you have an issue you should be able to find answers without jumping through flaming hoops!
  • Pros: Worked for 18 months if that's a pro?!?
  • Cons: Died after 18 months of light use in a notebook. Then the nightmare starts of trying to navigate samsung's website only to find a one roadblock after another. I can't even send an email for this registered drive to ask a question through their website. I have purchased tablets and phones with the samsung brand name and now this problem. I've had to return bad drives before (it happens) but never have I had such a problem just asking a warranty question. When placed as...
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked for about a year and then catastrophically failed

Dennis B., Newegg
3 January 2014
  • Summary: I tried to contact Samsung on their web site. They have an online chat... that conveniently does not deal with SSDs. :) They gave me an 800 number to call instead. Moreover when I tried to send them an email, the page that I was supposed to use did not even load correctly and I got stuck on that step as well.... So good luck contacting their support if something goes wrong!
  • Pros: I was first quite pleased with it, especially after reading all the reviews. Although the drive was not the fastest SSD out there. It was easy to install...
  • Cons: I purchased two in Oct. 2012. Now Jan. 2014, one drive unexpectedly failed. I had it installed as drive C: with Windows 8 on it, but this morning while rebooting Windows failed to boot. When I booted up into recovery console and did C:\ DIR I got 0 files. So here you go, Samsung...
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor reliability

Ali T., Newegg
16 November 2013
  • Summary: This was one of the three Samsung SSD drives I have owned that failed. This one failed after 1 year.
  • Pros: Relatively fast when worked
  • Cons: Unreliable. Failed after 1 year
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked great... for 3 hours

Yuille Y., Newegg
6 December 2012
  • Summary: Purchased for new system build on the basis of the stellar Samsung 830 reputation. Worked long enough to install/validate Windows 7 and a few standard programs (Firefox, Steam, etc.), then died completely in the middle of a game install. Unrecognized by BIOS, even after switching every combination of SATA cables, ports, power supply cables, etc. Even tried hooking it up over the included USB cable to a different computer. No dice. RIP, Samsung SSD.
  • Pros: Easy install Fast (while it worked, anyway)
  • Cons: Died literally hours after install
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Overall 2
2.0

ssd

Tracy E., Newegg
3 December 2012
  • Summary: Waiting for item to go on sale again and will repurchase.
  • Pros: good price! nice looking
  • Cons: Defective on receive. Wanted a replacement but Newegg returned purchase price instead of a replacement.
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Overall 2
2.0

Went from abd to worse...

Jeffrey S., Newegg
2 December 2012
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Not long after installing Windows 8 I began getting disk read errors, then it got to the point that the PC wouldn't even boot. Replaced the drive with a Crucial SSD, and all the problems went away. Installed this Samsung SSD as a second drive to see if I could at least use it for data storage, but no luck! Even as a second drive, it would most of the time prevent my PC from even booting. Now it won't even format! Ripped this piece of crud out of my PC and the with jus...
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Overall 2
2.0

Faulty Drive

Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: I have bought this after looking at great reviews it had. It looks like it is hit or miss kind of thing. I cannot copy anything to the drive that is shipped to me; it keeps giving me unable to write at sector error. I have tried everything that I found in web/forums. Samsung customer service is no help. Sadly, I had to return the item.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so reliable after all...

Timothy H., Newegg
14 November 2012
  • Summary: This drive had me convinced it was great and reliable, until suddenly, in an instant and with no warning whatsoever, all 300GB or so of data I had on it simply vanished. My Dell XP 17 (L702X) laptop with Window 7 Ulitmate simply could not read the drive. The only thing I could do was format the drive to attempt to again use it. I don't know about others, but as a professional, any such loss of data for no reason is totally unacceptable. Samsung simply blew it for me.
  • Pros: Good speed and capacity, as well as bood bundled maintenance software.
  • Cons: Failed for no reason after seven months of light use; one day all my data was simply gone, and the drive had to be formatted to again use it.
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Overall 2
2.0

defective from day 1

David S., Newegg
3 November 2012
  • Pros: No Pros, Item arrived defective. Tried to access on 2 different PC's with the same result using the included USB/SATA adapter.
  • Cons: Drive arrived defective.
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Overall 2
2.0

Norton Ghost

Benjamin S., Newegg
19 October 2012
  • Summary: Drive is great, but this worthless program is worse than the bubonic plague. The design team should not be allowed to reproduce, forced to eat p*&p for nourishment, and mandated to listen to the spice girls forever. Mentally challenged children have better program ideas than this. This program is a sign from Satan that he really exist. Ray Charles has a better chance of driving a car than this program has to succeed. Cave men are embarrassed by this program.
  • Pros: This program cannot get any worse...does that qualify as a con? Totally worthless...I have seen paraplegics more effective while trying to run.
  • Cons: This program invented cons...cons aren't as bad as this program. I would rather have cancer than use this program.
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