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Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC512D-AM 512 GB 2.5 Inch SATA III MLC Internal SSD Desktop Kit with Norton Ghost 15 by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC512D/AM 512 GB 2.5 Inch SATA III MLC Internal SSD Desktop Kit with Norton Ghost 15
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 199 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.7
Returned or considering to return: 2.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed4.6   average
Price4.2   below average
Windows4.2   above average
Boot3.4   below average


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Boot

Boot:
"I have used this drive for several weeks now with no problem and my computer is faster now to boot up and load software."
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"I was amazed (I actually thought something was wrong due to extremely quick boot).Windows 8 and Samsung 830 - Excellent Combo! "
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"I ended up using my Windows-7 disk image backup after initial boot from my recovery disk, as I was not able to get the included Ghost 15 software to work correctly probably due to something I was doing wrong."
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"I restarted my computer and hit a BSOD (%hs is missing and Windows can't boot)."
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"Always disk error on boot, or complete system freeze after only a few minutes."
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"I was never able to get either OCZ drive to boot long enough to run benchmarks."
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"I've got a good motherboard and processor as well but using this drive takes me from boot to login in 5 seconds or less."
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"Very easy to install I use it as my boot drive pc boots in 10 seconds and i can use every program i don't have to wait for icons to pop up they are just there."
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"I love how fast the box boots and how fast apps on the SSD launch."
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"Works well and the boot times are 20 seconds from Bios to windows."
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Price

Price:
"The only downside with this SSD is the price."
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"P. S. For those that complain about the prices on SSDs - My first HDD was only 20meg (MEG not GIG) and cost $500."
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"YES, but not worth the price ...If I am doing something wrong, please let me know"
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"Speed, price, and reliability... all that together is hard to beat."
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"Well worth it if you don't want to spend money on a 840 or 850 and want 99% of the same performance."
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"Good quality, price, speed, reliability, reputation."
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"good price, good quality, good buy."
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"Nice price performance ratio!"
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"I am also happy that not only has Samsung put out a great SS hard drive, but the price wasgreat as well."
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Speed

Speed:
"I was using a crucail M4 256 SSD but I could not get the new frimware 0000F to load so I replaced it with the Samsung 830 256 - I didn't see a speed bump but the write was faster on specs - the big difference was the Magician software -- it has a function called OS Optimiztion (I use WIN7) setup for a SSD -- well I would say all SSDs should ship with at least that software so you set up WIN7 or any OS for a SSD -- the Cruial SSD was set wrong in the OS - - It didn't change the speed but it will make the drive last longer - - I loaded win7 on the Crucial SSD and I thought WIN7 would set it self up correctly - but it did not - I'm glad I reviewed the option on the Magican software - - the software has a lot more features the are helpfull - - I did a drive clone with Acronis but the kit did come with Norton Ghost but I didn't use it - I have the OS and programs loaded on the SSD but every thing else goes on other drives - having a SSD to load OS and programs sure makes using the PC much more enjoyable"
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"The only problem is that now I wish my internet was as fast! "
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"Slightly disappointed with the max write speeds, but im not a fanatic of benchmarking."
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"Koreans SMALL LARGE INTEL AGAINST GIVING THE BATTLE TO A LOWER COST, HIGHER RATE EXCELLENT SPEED AND FAULT TOLERANCE TO PAIR WITH INTEL GREAT GENUINE SAMSUNG MEMORY NanoFlash"
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"There are performance benchmarking tools but I'm sorry to say that those were unable to detect my drive, most likely because of the fact that it's in a RAID configuration."
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"Speed, price, and reliability... all that together is hard to beat."
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"Great drive dependable and fast"
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"Still performing fast and reliable."
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"Good quality, price, speed, reliability, reputation."
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"Fast and reliable, it's been almost 1 year and half I've used it."
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Windows

Windows:
"I was amazed (I actually thought something was wrong due to extremely quick boot).Windows 8 and Samsung 830 - Excellent Combo! "
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"Beware - this version of Norton Ghost will not install on Windows 8, it will give you a confusing message that the product key is invalid."
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"Compared to the normal 1 min startup for windows 7, it is a great improvement, but not as good as I expected."
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"I restarted my computer and hit a BSOD (%hs is missing and Windows can't boot)."
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"It was intended for my win7 laptop, but I had problems getting Windows to recognize the device."
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"It installed fine on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I had no problems with the product key."
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"Works well and the boot times are 20 seconds from Bios to windows."
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"I ordered two of these drives and use one as a boot drive in my desktop and the other in a 5 year old Thinkpad, both running Windows 7.Application load times are great, and the Thinkpad wakes from hibernation very quickly."
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"Amazon authorized the return, as it's the same problem I had with the previous one.... but now, for a third time, I have to: re-install Windows (as well as all of my other programs), set-up the libraries (programs only on the SSD, and media documents on the SATA), and let's not forget about all the updates for all of the programs (especially Windows)."
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"When one starts to get used to very quick response, this gets annoying, even if nothing else is affectedOverall, I recommend an SSD for anyone who wants to speed up a Windows machine without having to buy another box or better CPU."
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