Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - MZ-7PC256B/WW

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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I have got to say. This little ssd is a beast. There are others that may be faster, but for the money and value in my opinion it does not get any better. It is especially easy to install the firmware and Trim support for Windows 7. This keep your ssd running in tip top shape, and for those of who like speed consider this an option. I have had other ssd's such as OCZ, Kingston, and Corsair where you normally have to go into the bios to perform firmware upgrades. This process is tedious and quite annoying. In other cases, tuning your computer for trim is also a hassle. Samsung has streamlined this process and made it simple.

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Tom's Hardware is Right

by HC on 5/18/2012

This item is a "Tier 1" SSD on tom's hardware, and it lives up to the billing. I've owned several SSDs, both SandForce and non-Sandforce, and this one is faster than any of the other drives I've owned. I debated between this and the Crucial M4, and while the Crucial was a few dollars cheaper I wanted to try the Samsung since they make their own controller. I'm sure I would have been happy with the Crucial, too, though. This is a five-star drive that is an absolute steal at current prices. Read More

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Very NICE SSD

on 5/19/2012

I have got to say. This little ssd is a beast. There are others that may be faster, but for the money and value in my opinion it does not get any better. It is especially easy to install the firmware and Trim support for Windows 7. This keep your ssd running in tip top shape, and for those of who like speed consider this an option. I have had other ssd's such as OCZ, Kingston, and Corsair where you normally have to go into the bios to perform firmware upgrades. This process is tedious and quite annoying. In other cases, tuning your computer for trim is also a hassle. Samsung has streamlined this process and made it simple. Read More

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Product Overview

Outstanding Performance in Multi-Tasking
Samsung’s fast random read speeds (up to 80,000 IOPS) maximize performance* when it matters most. A Samsung SSD is the ideal solution for your everyday computing needs, such as web browsing, document creation, viewing or editing multimedia files, playing PC games, etc.

Lightning Fast Speed. At Your Command
The 830 Series’ 520MB/s sequential read speed provides lightning fast access to your files, loading large multimedia files quickly and smoothly.

Sustained Performance and Unrivaled Reliability
Samsung SSDs are designed and build completely in-house. The Samsung SSD 830 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially- engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms.

A Complete, User-Friendly Solution
The Samsung SSD 830 series is available with a user-friendly installation kit, including a full version of Norton Ghost, an interactive installation guide, and premium installation tools for both desktops and laptops.

Toggle DDR NAND Flash
Use the wider image option when adding this feature. We would like to capture all of the data represented on this specific feature image. However, do not use this feature image in this document, use the actual image in images folder. Samsung’s 20-nanometer-class toggle DDR NAND Flash chips enable data transfer rates of up to 133 megabits per second (Mbps)-more than three times faster than conventional (40 Mbps) single-date-rate (SDR) NAND Flash chips.

3-core ARM9-based MCX Controller
While most SSD makers rely on generic, dual-core controllers, Samsung has developed its own proprietary, triple-core MCX controllers that excel in multi-tasking and help to assure stead performance over time. Based on an ARM9 controller, its three CPU cores can execute multiple instructions such reading data, writing data and optimization.

Specifications

Manufacturer Samsung
Mfg Part# MZ-7PC256B/WW
SKU 228721725
UPC 036725604919
UPC 14 00036725604919
Tech Specs
Type
Design: 2.5" 7mm (Ultraslim) Form Factor
Series: 830
Controller: Samsung MCX Controller
NAND Flash: 2x nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Toggle NAND 1.0
Storage
Capacity: 256GB
Features
Sequential Read Speed: 520MB/s
Sequential Write Speed: 400MB/s
Random Read Speed: 80K IOPS
Random Write Speed: 36K IOPS
Power
Power Consumption (W): .12W
Voltage: 5V ± 5%
Operating Systems
Compatible: Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP, MAC OSX, Linux
Software Compatibility
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista (SP1 and above), XP (SP2 and above), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit with SP2 and above)
Environmental Specs
Operating Temperature: 32F to 140F
Weight
Product: .14 lbs.
Warranty
Product: 3 Years
Includes
SSD Magician 3.0 CD Included
Product Attributes
Capacity (GB) 256
Drive Interface SATA
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