Reviews and Problems with Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)
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Seems to be working ok - but have problem with windows 8
Raj "rg", Amazon
31 May 2013
Summary: I installed this in thinkpad w530 laptop with 32GB RAM (purchased separately) and window 8. Relative to my old dell laptop with win 7, this machine crashes a lot (once every few days), plus have some other problems - won't remember the wifi / wireless password, occasionally gotomeeting will stop working (until you reboot the machine), wireless connection will just drop and won't work until you reboot the machine.
Summary: I've own an Intel 330 and crucial m4 ssd drives, and now this samsung drive. Works as advertised, and the 830 series has a good reputation which is why I made the purchase. In all honesty, however, I don't see very much difference between the different manufactures, so I would just purchase whichever has the best sale at the time...
Summary: The SSD itself works wonderfully. It is fast and works well. However, the provided Norton Ghost software doesn't work with Windows 8. As a result, it took me two full days to figure out how to clone my HDD to the SSD.
Summary: It is faster, but in my 2007 aluminum iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM), I think there's a bottleneck with the old SATA connector... my Mac is not SATA III, so I don't think I'm seeing the kind of speed enhancements that others with a SATA III connector are seeing. Is this drive worth the price? Maybe not for me considering the bottleneck.
Good SSD but beware of need for different migrating software-Norton Ghost will not work
P Kaufman, Amazon
8 December 2012
Summary: Nice packaging and good benchmark speeds, but lousy manual/directions for installation (pdf' that you must copy off of a disc to read) and incredibly, the included norton ghost software will NOT migrate your existing operating system to either a 64mb or 120mb ssd according to Norton's tech who claims they require a minimum of 210mb free disc space-I saved our chat because it was so obviously wrong or at least documentation how Ghost is not an appropriate tool to have...
My recipient was happy with this product could have better instructions how to install it.
Cat Mom "Jean", Amazon
3 December 2012
Summary: The product met mine and my gift recipients expectations and it was shipped quickly. It would be nice to have more information how to install the drive. After my husband got the drive in his laptop he was very pleased how fast the drive was. He is very happy with the drive. It took a while to ghost image his old hard drive. After that it went very smoothly.
Summary: I ordered it and my 14-yr old kid received it. He installed it in no time. It works much faster than My other hard drive. The only bad thing is that the instruction says included a full copy of norton ghost, but I finally found out that norton ghost was not included in this product.