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This review is from: Samsung 128GB 830 SSD SATA 6GBPS 2.5 inch Basic Kit (Accessory)Its an awesome drive.
Bought in preferance to a OCZ
Has its own biult-in samsung controller, so no problems with conflicts which some ssd's are having probs with
Less read time than some ssd's BUT a huge 256mb cache that apparently means the overall performance is better than higher read/write competitors.
Ive got one installed and its FAST, and its only running at 3GB/s
Improves startup a lot, program open & close a lot (esp lotsa tabs on internet browsers), program running (photoshop is better)
I was used to a samsung 1TB F1 spinpoint hard drive, which apparently had high read/write times anyway.
I got the basic kit (this one) and theres no 2.5-3.5 bracket with it, might be worth getting the more exprensive upgrade kit if you need the bracket. that comes with more software too, and a sata cable.
Read up a bit b4 you buy, there are ssd problems are about on the web, it seems the samsung 830 is problem-free, very good quality.
In short very reliable and very fast. Just what you want from a drive
Worth the extra because of reliability. Who wants a drive that dies 6 month down the line? Data loss :(
Tips for looking for SSD upgrade -
- Make sure you mobo supports AHCI in the bios. read some info on the web if u dont know what this is. (Mine supports it but im currently running at IDE, need to check how my other HDDs are affected if i change, and if i can continue running my SSD in IDE safely, but works fine now)
- If youre spending on sata3 (6gb/s) make sure your mobo supports it (might only be sata 1 or 2 - 1.5 or 3gb/s)
- Make sure you got the power and dta connections to spare - a sata power connection from your power supply, and a spare sata port (and cable) on your mobo.
- Make sure you got a spare slot in your case!
Remember - dont defrag your SSD! Not good for it
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Initial post: 11 Aug 2012 11:51:39 BDT
Sata III is backwards compatible with Sata I & II, you just won't get full performance out of the drive;)
Posted on 14 Oct 2012 07:16:29 BDT
Just a note about "a spare slot in the case". Well, since SSDs don't have any moving parts, they can be placed almost anywhere inside the case (with velcro, double sided tape etr.). Otherwise, a helpful review!
Posted on 26 Oct 2012 14:35:05 BDT
S. Masters says:
Great review,my thoughts exactly..bought one to to replace an ocz & crucial.Love this so much i might order another one for my linux computer.
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