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Samsung SSD 830 2.5inch SATA III 6GBps 256GB Notebook Accessory Kit with Free Norton Ghost 15

by Samsung
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

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  • Experience great lag-free performance ideal for multitasking
  • Rest easy with reliable and robust in-house Samsung engineering
  • Upgrade easily and quickly with the comprehensive kit included
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Samsung MZ-7TE250KW 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive Samsung MZ-7TE250KW 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive 5.0 out of 5 stars (4)
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Technical Details
Item Weight64 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.7 cm
Item model numberMZ-7PC256N/EU
RAM Size256 MB
Hard Drive Size256 GB
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 8,550 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight340 g
Date First Available17 Oct 2011
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Product Description

Samsung 830 Series 256GB solid state drive, supplied as part of a laptop PC installation kit (Model: MZ-7PC256N/EU).

Product Description

SSD,R:520ˇMB/s,W:400ˇMB/s,7mm 830 Series,Incl. Norton Ghost

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Speedy Samsung -- perfect upgrade 21 Jun 2012
Having been in the market for an SSD for some time, after seeing a drastic increase in the CAD/CG workload my PC, the Samsung 830 came calling. The Samsung 830 SSD is the successor to the older 470 series, and this version offers SATA 6Gbps connectivity, as well as improved read and write speeds. It is an attempt for Samsung to gain a foothold in the increasingly fragmented SSD consumer market, with the likes of Intel, Crucial, OCZ and Corsair offering attractive alternatives, but Sandforce is a point of contention.

The key factor for the Samsung 830 is the fact that everything is built in-house -- no third-party drivers, ropey controllers, and so on. Combined with an attractive warranty and customer service, there is no contest.

There has been a fairly intense price war over the Samsung 830, with Amazon and a host of other e-tailers repeatedly slashing the price of the Samsung 830 in recent times. Thus, after seeing the 256GB Notebook accessory kit version on Amazon come down to £146 (cheaper than even the basic models), a mere 57p per GB, my mind had been made up pretty quick.

In the fairly svelte package, you receive a SATA to USB cable, Norton Ghost, a Samsung driver CD, and the usual plethora of manuals and warranty cards. The SSD itself is quite attractive, with a faux aluminum brushed finish, and the Samsung logo planted neatly in the middle. In anticipation of installing the SSD, it was important to back up data, and other important files beforehand onto an external hard drive.

To get the best out of any SSD, a complete reinstallation of Windows is always the best method, and this ensures that Windows detects the component as an SSD and turns off any unneeded features.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't worry about Norton Ghost! 28 May 2012
By Humber
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I ordered this product with express delivery, but after 3 days it still hadn't arrived. I contacted the seller to ask "where's my stuff" and they were very responsive. It turned out that it had been lost in transit and they sent me a new one that arrived the next day and refunded my express delivery payment. Great customer service!

The reason that I went for this SSD drive is because it had good reviews and it came with Norton Ghost (and the cable to plug the new SSD drive into a USB port); I expected to be able to use Norton to easily copy all the stuff from my old hard disk to the new SSD drive (including the recovery partition) with the expectation that I could just swap the drives over after the old drive had been copied and everything would work.

Once I was happy that this procedure was fairly painless, I intended to buy a second SSD drive for my other laptop. However, due to the delay in shipping, I eventually went to PC world and brought a slightly more expensive but smaller SSD (half the size) along with a cable and a case (the cable and case cost about £9) that allowed me to plug the SSD into a USB port.

I downloaded Macrium Reflect (which is freeware) to copy the old disk to the new SSD. It couldn't have been easier to use. The old disk was 500GB (of which about 80GB was in use); the new SSD was 128GB. Once I fired up Macrium Reflect, I just selected the "clone disk" option and it created the same partitions that existed on my old disk and copied all of the data to the new SSD. It took about an hour to do the copy.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Virtually a new, fast laptop for £250. 4 May 2012
When the price of the 256Gb Samsung Sata III 830 at 6Gbps came down to less than £1/Gb (the price including usb-sata adaptor cable and Norton Ghost 15), I decided to buy it; and what a good decision that was. My Samsung laptop, with its 630Gb, 5400 rpm hdd, has been transformed by the amazing speed of the 256Gb ssd that replaced it.

I'm not a pc expert, but I managed to clone the old hdd onto the ssd using Ghost 15 without problems. Most, but not all, of what I had to do is contained in the procedure that's included on the Norton Ghost disk. However, there are several things that aren't, so here's a brief description of all that I had to do:

Because the size of the c: drive partition on my hdd was greater than the whole of the 256Gb size of the ssd, I first had to reduce the size of the c: drive partition on the hdd to less than 256Gb. So I started by defragging the c: drive on the existing hdd, following which I reduced the partition to approx 200Gb using the freely available Easeus Partition software that was already installed on the c: drive. This would leave about 50Gb for later creation of a d: drive on the ssd. Next, I backed up all the documents and data files on the d: drive partition of the hdd to an external disk drive for later copying to the d: drive partition of the ssd.

I then connected the ssd to the usb port of the laptop using the sata-usb adaptor cable and initialised the ssd by entering Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Storage - Disk Management. I selected `MBR' and finally `Initialize Disk'.

Next, I installed Norton Ghost on the laptop, started Norton Ghost, and selected Tools - Copy My Hard Disk.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Defective (twice!) and hard to cope with as a main laptop drive
I thought it was going to be a great experience but it turned out to be a disaster. I tried twice with 830 and 840 to run a basic setup of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. Read more
Published 5 days ago by lOnDoN bRidGe :p
4.0 out of 5 stars works good
Got this for an old macbook pro 13". Works good and is stable. No problems experienced. Speed is as expected.
Published 16 days ago by scruffyPanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Best upgrade for your computer
Comes with all you need to transfer data and install the drive. I have been using this for over a year now and it's still performing the same - no defargmenting or slowing down... Read more
Published 1 month ago by JanakaV
5.0 out of 5 stars So small
I use it to boot my computer. it is fast and won't break. I guess bigger drives will come out soon but for now.....
Published 4 months ago by richard lipson
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick
Service from Amazon = good.
SSD = amazing performance, boots in a few seconds in my laptop. great investment
Norton ghost not very usefull difficult to clone multiple... Read more
Published 4 months ago by mr p m jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung SSD 830 2.5inch (7mm thin) 6GBps 256GB with Samsung software...
The 2.5-inch SATA 3 (6Gbps)-based Samsung 830 series solid-state drive offers great performance, is well-built and good-looking. Read more
Published 5 months ago by R. Kruk
5.0 out of 5 stars What a difference!
With my regular HDD's filling up I needed more storage and opted for a SSD for my demanding applications (games, development tools), and what a difference! Read more
Published 6 months ago by D Green
5.0 out of 5 stars No problem at all
Works as expected, no problem after a year so far. I do not know what exactly I expected, but surely enough it does not disappoint me.
Published 7 months ago by reirrier
5.0 out of 5 stars great ssd
one of the best on the market now overtaken by the 840 really quick and reliable, you notice the difference between this and the intel 120. Both very good though.
Published 8 months ago by Nicholas White
5.0 out of 5 stars No issues
Purchased this to my Mac Mini and it has been in use for several months now. It's boring in a good way. Works like expected and no any issues has occurred.
Published 8 months ago by Nurminen Pekka J
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