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