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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 6
6.0

Perplexed

Sue W., Newegg
25 July 2014
  • Summary: meh
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Around 12 months RMA'd

Robert D., Newegg
3 March 2014
  • Summary: Samsung is a pleasure to deal with so far, and thanks newegg for keeping all of my invoices on file. :)
  • Pros: Fast and got it on sale for $90.00. No problems with it for the first 12 months. Samsung Customer Service is great.
  • Cons: HD is starting to fail, I was able to buy another and ghost my drive over and am shipping this back directly to Samsung who should replace for free.
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Overall 6
6.0

Drive is fine - the Data migration tool is useless - it fails every time with error

Doug B "PC guy", Amazon
9 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent but Some Stalls

Matthew B., Newegg
23 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice drive, should/ve gotten an extended warranty.

mitchell s., Newegg
21 December 2012
  • Summary: Possibly just a fluke and may try again if the price is right.
  • Pros: Fast drive, good price samsung's ssd software is nice as well.
  • Cons: 6 months in and the drive has failed. 7 days out of warranty. Reformatted, and installed windows and was good for a couple days. Drive was great while it lasted.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not compatible with Dell Precision 690

Nathaniel S., Newegg
18 December 2012
  • 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).
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Overall 6
6.0

Missing Liscence, can't get support

Brian B., Newegg
9 December 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

slowed down

Stephen P., Newegg
25 November 2012
  • Pros: botted up very fast with windows 7 (64bit). ran great
  • Cons: installed windows 8 (64bit) around a month ago and boot time slowed to about 3 times slower. tried to do a firmware update but no luck
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Overall 6
6.0

Needs to be Low Level Formatted

Eric Z., Newegg
14 November 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Jury's still out

Mark S., Newegg
15 September 2012
  • Summary: I can't clone my HDD onto the SSD to use it as the boot drive for my new ASUS laptop. The Norton Ghost software that comes with it, is unable to clone the hidden boot partition. Will be able to update this review if and when I can get this to happen, but until then I have to rate it as a 3 star.
  • Pros: The speed of these SSD's is attractive, and the price was very reasonable.
  • Cons: Can't use it yet, due to complication cloning the HDD.
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