Reviews and Problems with Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)
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Sue W., Newegg
25 July 2014
Pros: It's an SSD?
Cons: I was talking with a developer the other day who has the same laptop that I do. I was complaining about how slow my laptop was and I mentioned that I think they have 5400RPM drives in them (Dell 6430U, what we call "Developer Grade"). He said "I have an SSD in mine." I was like: "WTH, I want an S...
Drive is fine - the Data migration tool is useless - it fails every time with error
Doug B, Amazon
8 February 2013
Summary: I havent started booting off the new drive yet because Ive been getting an error migrating data from old drive - using the Samsung data migration tool. It fails with "cloning failed" "Target Disk has been disconnected -00001" Ive run it twice and it fails at the same spot.
Summary: I have been a big fan of Samsung hard drives and have purchased dozens over the years for my computers and for replacement/repairs. These were my first Samsung SSDs. I swapped out my existing OCZ Vertex 3 - 240GB for the 256GB Samsung. Prior to the swap, I never experienced stalls.
Pros: More space, speed is good, came with latest firmware loaded on both of the drives I purchased.
Cons: Despite latest firmware, I get random freezes like the computer is waiting for a disk read. Something as simple as pulling up the recently opened items in excel can pause for 20 seconds.
Summary: I got this to install in a Dell Precision 690, but after installing this product, Windows 7 started crashing every few hours with a BSOD. Event viewer showed that the error code was 0x124 (a Machine Check Exception, an error that the CPU core throws when it detects a fatal hardware issue in some...
Pros: - 128GB - Fast, works. - Neat black finish with Samsung logo.
Cons: Docking 1 egg for each of these issues: - This package does NOT include bracket to mount it in a 3.5" bay (very annoying). - Does not seem compatible with a Dell Precision 690 workstation (see below).
Pros: Great hard drive. Extremely quick. I'm able to transfer data at 250MB/s.
Cons: Difficult to install the drive into my dell enclosure. I purchased an after market adapter, but I unlucky that the far side of the drive slid into place between two rail and is not tightened by screws. The drive is installed, but not as securely as I would like. After installation, my installatio...
Summary: Probably going to buy a hybrid drive as I can't get a refund for this drive. I guess it works. For how long, not sure. Last time I low level formatted a drive, it had a lot of bad sectors and was slowly dying.
Pros: Not really sure yet. I finally got it to work after low level formatting the drive.
Cons: First drive arrived, and unable to detect the device. Used several different computers and controllers. Returned RMA, got second one today, and same issue. I was really angry (Yes, newegg, ANGRY), but I got the idea that maybe a low level format utility would detect the drive as one of my externa...
Summary: This device WILL NOT be recognized by the Samsung Magician software if connected to a USB port using JMicron drivers. Also, after fresh install with Windows 8, read and wright speeds are less than half of those published. Test made using the Samsung Magician software.