Reviews and Problems with Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC)
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Bought to replace a traditional drive that went bad.
Jeremy VanDervort, Amazon
22 April 2013
Summary: If you have an old machine that was slow but meets the min requirements for windows 8 and has a bad hard drive, then don't wait buy today, that's what I had and now the machine screams. Fast boot and is like a brand new machine. Not the fastest when you compares to other drives on the market but if your not putting in a brand new box you can't beat it. Samsung makes great SSD's I have had it for about 4 months now with no issues.
Summary: This SSD is used in my wife's computer. I advised her not to store any important documents or photos on it, in case it crashes (she has no secondary drive yet.) To date, she's had no stability or boot issues with this drive, but she doesn't use her desktop as often as her laptop, so it's hard to say how it's held up after 4 months. Her computer used to be mine, before I built my new rig.
Summary: I'm using this as the primary boot drive in my entertainment system PC. I switched from a magnetic drive to this SSD and it definitely improved boot time. However, it seems that the actual time for the PC to be ready for use varies even though the hour class is gone. I'm not sure if this is an SSD issue or simply an XP OS artifact. I will say that the build quality and documentation from Samsung is very good.
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: I installed this in an older computer and it is like I upgraded the processor and RAM. Programs start much faster and tasks like video editing complete quicker. Installation was a breeze. Only negative is tray adaptor mounting holes didn't match my drive bay, so I could only use 2 screws to mount. Not sure if this is Samsung or my weird computer.
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.
Easy to install for a fresh Windows installation. Decent upgrade for old PC. Check your SATA version first.
J. Bean "The Bean", Amazon
27 December 2012
Summary: I'm going to be perfectly honest. I did not try to copy or upgrade my current installation using the included software. I did install it after reading some reviews that the product keys were missing or didn't work. It installed fine on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I had no problems with the product key. Perhaps this was an issue with a particular seller or lot of the devices, I don't know.