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Samsung 256GB 830 SSD SATA 6GBPS 2.5 inch Basic Kit

by Samsung
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 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 this basic package
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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive 4.8 out of 5 stars (412)
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Technical Details
Item Weight64 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.7 cm
Item model numberMZ-7PC256B/WW
Hard Drive Size256 GB
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 16,011 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight141 g
Date First Available21 Feb 2012
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Transform your PC with a Samsung SSD 830 Series featuring SATA 6Gb/s technology. With super-fast random read speed and sequential read speed, you can access your files without delay when you need them and enjoy amazing performance in all your computing activities. Samsung in-house design and precision engineering mean that this slim and elegant solid state drive is also incredibly reliable and optimised for sustained high performance. So, take a giant leap forward with a Samsung 830 Series solid state drive

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Samsung SSD magician software user manual

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value, Performance, analyse your options. 6 Nov 2012
By Eagleuk TOP 1000 REVIEWER
The new Samsung 840 series has just been released, however the Samsung 830 series is still currently a better buy for your money as it stands.

If you upgrading your SSD and already have either a 830 or SSD of similar performance consider moving up to at least the Samsung 840 series PRO to make it worth while.

The performance of the 256GB models is below so you can compare. (IOPS = In out Operations per Second)

Samsung 830 SSD | Read 520MB/s (IOPS 80k) Write 400MB/s (IOPS 36k)

Samsung 840 SSD | Read 540MB/s (IOPS 96k) Write 250MB/s (IOPS 62k)

Samsung 840 PRO SSD | Read 540 MB/s (IOPS 100k) Write 520MB/s (IOPS 90k)

As you can see the 840 has a much slower write speed; this is due to it using TLC NAND. The write speeds for the standard 840 is still adequate so is a great choice versus the cheaper 830s if you want a slightly higher read speed. If you do however require to be able to write a large amount of data on your SSD drive and you don't want to spend the extra money for the pro the 830 would be a much better choice giving all around great read and write speeds.

Overall to sum up, if you already have a 830 SSD upgrade to the 840 series PRO or stick with your current SSD.

If you upgrading from a much slower early SSD or are buying your first SSD drive, the 830 series would be an ideal choice and offers you the best value for money. However if your not cautious about money the go ahead and buy the Samsung 840 PRO SSD as it provides unrivalled performance.

Just as added information when using this SSD set your Motherboard Bios setting to AHCI for this drive.

Please note the Basic Kit will not include a 3.5" to 2.5" bracket, to install the SSD in a 3.5" slot in your pc you will have to purchase one.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Basic Kit 12 Aug 2012
By JohnV
Samsung Solid State Drive 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s

The 256Gb "Basic Kit" is supplied in a slim box with a plastic inner tray containing the SSD.
The box states 3 year limited warranty, that the SSD is compatible with both Desktop and Laptop PCs, and that the SSD dimensions as 100 x 69.85 x 7mm

Being a "Basic Kit", no bracket is supplied, so for desktop (rather than laptop) use, some means of securing a 2.5" drive is required.

The box also contains a printed 'Quick User Manual' and a 'Samsung software & manual CD'.
The software CD includes Samsung's "Magician" SSD management software, along with Norton Ghost, a Quick User Manual and an Interactive Manual.

Samsung recommend that BIOS disk management is set to AHCI for optimum performance.

SSD installed in Lian Li A71F case using a Lian LI HD-321 3.5" to 2.5" adaptor/bracket, with Asus Sabertooth X58 motherboard.
BIOS disk management set to AHCI prior to 'clean' installation of Windows7 64bit.
Installation was smooth and uneventful. SSD is (silent and) noticeably faster than previously installed HDD (WD Velocitaptor).
SSD used as OS drive, with HDD for documents and games.

Samsung "Magician" software updated to v3.1 and used for 'OS Optimization' which disabled Super Fetch, Defragmentation, Indexing Service, and applied Samsung power schema.
Software also used to remove Windows installation temporary files 'Temporary file cleanup'.

Ultimate satisfaction shall be from proven longevity and reliability.
But for now, so far so good, so pleased, and so recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast 29 April 2013
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There's not much you say about this, I've had it as my primary drive in my 2011 Macbook Pro for 6 months, no problems. It's noticeabley faster than the original HDD and it's silent of course. I can highly recommend teaming this up with a 1TB HDD and removing the optical bay. You may not have a retina screen - but you will have over 1200Gb of storage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Paul
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Hello potential Samsung SSD buyers. Thought I'd write my first Amazon review, mainly to help other people who are wondering if it's worth upgrading their macbook or purchasing a new one...

I installed the new SSD in a matter of minutes and did a fresh install of Mountain Lion. (I made a bootable USB Mountain Lion disk before installing the SSD). Once this was done I immediately noticed the increased performance! Now boot times of around 30 seconds, vs previously well over a minute (and a half). When macbook runs out of battery and is plugged in again it starts straight away like when it was new. Applications load instantaneously, and can now for the first time in ages be very productive and do all the work I want without becoming frustrated, which is what I was experiencing before the upgrade.

It's been a couple of months since installing it and I'm still enjoying the upgrade. Has given Macbook a new lease of life, so it's good for another year at least!

I bought a 32GB flash memory from Sandisk (Extreme) that I use with this as I don't want to fill the SSD up too much.

One thing worth noting too is that I already had 8GB RAM installed (from Crucial Memory).

Hope this review helps in your decision.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best upgrade ever 17 April 2014
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This SSD was easy to install (i bought a caddy for it to go into the dvd drive bay on my laptop as the OS and programs drive) and its lighting fast, computer boots up in 20 seconds and very responsive. not had any trouble with it and its been 8 months since i installed it, brilliant purchase, worth every penny. this would be easily the most noticeable upgrade on any computer using a traditional hard drive.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A new lease of life
Without going in to benchmarks and technical details, this SSD has given my PC a new lease of life, I no longer have time to make a cuppa while my PC boots! Read more
Published 4 months ago by James Hawksworth
4.0 out of 5 stars Installed in Macbook 2010
The disk itself: Brilliant. I've got an 830 in another machine and they are rock solid. I'd give it 5 stars on Windows, 4 for the Mac or Linux. Hence this score. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Squeeze me
5.0 out of 5 stars A review - one year on from purchase
But for a small handful of days I originally purchased and installed this drive one year ago. Given that it is still in daily use I thought it might be useful to comment on its... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. P. J. Morris
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this if you run OSX
If you have a mac, I would advise people to steer well clear of this. Got it in the post, installed it, copied over the harddrive, restored it from time machine, got into my mac... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Patrick H Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ssd with good speed and price
I was skeptical on Samsung SSD products, till i got this one...
It's a game changer, successfully replacing 2 wd 7200RPM in raid 0 :)
Overall the PC speed increased by... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Alexandru Ciurea
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, reliable, high performance solid state drive (SSD)
I originally bought a cheaper SSD from another manufacturer which caused no end of issues due to slow performance. However, this Samsung SSD is the bee's knees. Read more
Published 10 months ago by mcavoyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightning quick SSD, even over SATA II...
This is a great drive, reasonably priced for the size with good performance. I'm running this over SATA II and so I'm not getting the maximum performance out of it but even still -... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr. Sam A. Esgate
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST
Published 11 months ago by demto
5.0 out of 5 stars very awesome looking and robust
Speed is awesome, very reliable and very good looking too.

I really recommend this, or you could go for the newer version 840.
Published 11 months ago by Jose David Garcia Llanos
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing noticable
Put this in my 2009 MacBook Pro and I haven't noticed much if any difference in speed noise or battery life. Don't think it was really worth it.
Published 13 months ago by average computer user
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