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Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)
8.7 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 4
4.0

Great Hardware but a lame Software Support

Alex, Amazon
16 December 2012
  • Summary: This SSHD have a very good hardware specs but they need to fix the description of the product because the Symantec Norton Ghost DOESN'T WORK at all so the easy migration thing its a completely lie no comp ability with Windows 8, thanks for make me waste my time trying to make a "easy" migration of...
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Overall 4
4.0

Samsung 830 256 gig SSD

Greg J., Newegg
24 August 2012
  • Summary: Hopefully when I call Samsung, I can get a new SATA to USB cable that works! In the mean time, I will have to spend an additional $20-$25 for a decent 2.5" SATA enclosure. I wonder if Newegg can just refund me the $20 it would have cost to get the non-kit version and just send back the piece-of-$%$...
  • Pros: None yet. I have yet to install the drive. But once I do, I imagine it will be a heck of a lot faster than my HDD.
  • Cons: Only con as of now is that I can't get Windows 7 (64bit) to recognize the drive using the notebook kit (SATA to USB cable--piece of $%$ cable, in my opinion). I tried updating drivers, changing settings in the BIOS, reading forums, etc. but to no effect. However, when I swapped out my HDD with th...
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Overall 4
4.0

Very very slow random IO speed (slower than my hard drive)

M. Merlin, Amazon
17 August 2012
  • Summary: I wrote a longer review on my blog with graphs and benchmark data. Long story short, the block/sequential IO speeds were fine. The random IO speeds were so bad that they were several times slower than a 5400RPM hard drive in my laptop :( I know you'll be tempted to think that I don't know what I'm...
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Overall 4
4.0

Very very slow random IO speed

M. Merlin, Amazon
17 August 2012
  • Summary: I wrote a longer review on my blog with graphs and benchmark data. Long story short, the block/sequential IO speeds were fine. The random IO speeds were so bad that they were several times slower than a 5400RPM hard drive in my laptop :( I know you'll be tempted to think that I don't know what I'm...
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Overall 4
4.0

Beware !

Edward M., Newegg
16 June 2012
  • Pros: Fast drive with a good reputation. Crystal Disk is rating it at 425mbps read and about 300mbps write speeds vs 240 and 180 for my Intel 320 SSD. Would have been more than two eggs but...
  • Cons: NO Voucher for a free game found in the box! Email to NewEgg said to contact Samsung...really NewEgg ??? best you could do is say to contact the manufacturer ? Email to Samsung has gone unanswered for over a week now... This is the second time Ive been burned by NewEgg on a free game promo... Rea...
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Overall 4
4.0

Got a Bad Disk - Going back for a refund

Amazon Customer "Nikon D700 Rocks!", Amazon
15 June 2012
  • Summary: Very thin and sexy looking drive. While it worked it was fast. Went with Samsung as I have few of their mechanical hard drives and monitors. Samsung never failed me before. However this one is going back. I probably got a bad one. It had too many bad sectors.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mac users beware!

Guillermo C., Newegg
17 February 2012
  • Summary: I bought this drive in December for my Macbook Pro (Mid-2010 model), and my machine has been flying ever since... that is, until it crashes completely with a kernel panic. I went to the Samsung support site and there seems to be a firmware update that might fix my issues, but you need a windows...
  • Pros: - Very fast drive - Makes your computer completely silent - Comes with USB cable for transferring data
  • Cons: - Current firmware (Dec/11) has issues - No firmware upgrade for Mac/Linux users
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Overall 4
4.0

Good drive, incompatible with sata 3 controller

Christopher T., Newegg
7 December 2011
  • Summary: has latest firmware and still doesnt work.. come on samsung... what the heck?
  • Pros: Good looking, thin, fast
  • Cons: Marvell Jmicron controllers will recognize this drive but the asm1061 chipset does NOT even see this.. unfortunate seeing how as the asm1061 is the only sata 3 natively supported in mac, I was building a hackintosh and now I cant use this drive and have to get another one if I want the full power...
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Overall 4
4.0

Frustrating

Bradley B., Newegg
23 November 2011
  • Summary: I'm not giving up on getting my code and will update if I find someone at Newegg or Samsung interested in customer service.
  • Pros: So far so good with the drive. A little faster in benchmarks than the M4 it replaces (especially in writes), but feels faster in using the computer.
  • Cons: 1) Missing code for Batman Arkham city and no one can help 2) Ghost was mostly useless. I have an Alienware that has a non lettered system partition, and it really couldnt make a duplicate of my drive. You are better off using Easus Disc Copy and doing a sector by sector copy, or a fresh install ...
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Overall 4
4.0

does this work on a mac ?

Mr. K. P. McBride "godsrighthandfull", Amazon
30 December 2012
  • Summary: Bought it. Transfered all my hard drive on to, fit it into my mac mini and excitedly checked to see how much speed increase i got... just the same as the old one, which is a shame. Hell of a shame, really.... a very expensive shame. seems the instal disk doesn't work on Mac's.
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