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Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B-WW 128 GB Internal Solid State Drive by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 128 GB Internal Solid State Drive
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 327 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.7
Returned or considering to return: 2.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   average
Boot4.5   above average
Reliable4.5   average
Speed4.4   average
Installation3.8   below average
Windows3.7   average
Read3.3   below average


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Boot

Boot:
"Boot times weren't spectacular for me - about 20 seconds - but I'm sure that's because of the older hardware."
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"A fresh installation of Windows 7 occupies about 20GB after updates and drivers and boots in roughly 25 seconds (slow BIOS on my Gateway otherwise it would be quicker)."
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"Highly recommend the 128 GB model as a boot drive and for storing a game or two."
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"It worked great for five months then the drive refused to boot."
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"Boot speeds are amazing, shut down speeds are amazing, everything in between is amazing (tested with Windows XP and 7)."
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"The change for the OS drive to the SSD made it fly again: wow - now it boots in very reasonable time <30s!"
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"25 second boot time, super easy to install."
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Installation

Installation:
"The initial installation and setting up was a bit scary (bit of advice make sure to read a guide on installing and changing the registry for an ssd before even opening the case, if you are doing this for the first time) but I have to say my only regret was not getting an SSD when I first built my computer almost 3 years ago."
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"After some problems installing it Going from a larger to smaller hard drive."
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"I decided to get a SSD for my new pc build, I didn run into problems installing windows 7 since the sata cables that came with my motherboard were both defective."
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"It feels nice with the brushed metal, and the installation was a piece of cake."
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"Installation was easy and now my boot up is incredible fast."
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"If you are going to make one upgrade to your computer, installing an SSD drive is the best way to go."
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"I'm very satisfied with the performance boost I got from installing this drive in my 3 years old SATA 2 work laptop."
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"I recommend that people do a fresh installation of the OS, instead of the company's recovery disc (if include with your computer) or migrating your a drive, only because it allows the SSD to start fresh, which is when it's the quickest and has the less chance of failing."
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Price

Price:
"But the fact is they are not really as good as they should be and too much money for a shorter life span."
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"Compared to other SSDs in the market, this may be price a little more - which I don't mind because it is THE most reliable SSDs out there and Samsung SSDs is what is used in Apple products... if you go cheap you may lose your data and other important stuff (which may cost you much more to recover, etc.)..."
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"Well worth the money."
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"Well about... Worth the money."
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"this one is affordable and good value"
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"Well, they really aren't pricey any more if your time is money."
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"If you need an amazing SSD i would go with this or if you have the money go with an 840 Pro series one."
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Read

Read:
"The initial installation and setting up was a bit scary (bit of advice make sure to read a guide on installing and changing the registry for an ssd before even opening the case, if you are doing this for the first time) but I have to say my only regret was not getting an SSD when I first built my computer almost 3 years ago."
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"I did a fresh install of Windows 8 on this SSD, and shortly after that was constantly getting disk read errors."
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"i am not running them separately and haven't had any issues unlike the OCZ's, and Patriot's i've had in the pastwhile its not the best read and write speeds out there its stable maybe even more so than the intel's."
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"It didn't work, but I read from other feedback that the software is terrible anyway."
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"Write: 332 MB sRandom reads & writes are a little lower by now, butstill great."
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"Seen great load improvements on my games faster read times...highly recommended!"
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"The Samsung 830 series has great read and write performance and it is extremely reliable."
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"I read great things about these Samsung drives, and they live up to their reputation."
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"File transfers are ridiculously fast compared to the old Seagate platter drive as well, and I'm seeing 150MB s write and 300MB s+ reads."
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Reliable

Reliable:
"OCZ hasn't had the great reputation for reliable SSDs, but since they acquired Indilinx and stopped using the SandForce controller they have gained a lot of the SSD market back and have far more reliable SSDs."
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"Samsung is a no brainer because it's fast, well priced, and reliable."
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"I'm hoping the other reviewers are correct when they say that this one not only is faster than the newer 840, but more reliable as well."
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"Steady reliable and quick is fine by me and this fits the bill nicely"
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"If you're looking for a reliable SSD for a good price, look no further."
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"The Samsung 830 series has great read and write performance and it is extremely reliable."
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Speed

Speed:
"if you don't have SSD in your PC then make you crappy pc fast by adding this to your system."
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"The fans still roar like a jet engine when performing challenging tasks like watching video, playing games or visiting sophisticated web sites."
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"Usually the component that affect the performance on a pc is the hd, but ssd hd solve that problem."
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"i am not running them separately and haven't had any issues unlike the OCZ's, and Patriot's i've had in the pastwhile its not the best read and write speeds out there its stable maybe even more so than the intel's."
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"If you don't have AHCI, you won't be able to fully take advantage of the SSD's speeds (still an improvement nonetheless)."
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"However, for now im using my 64 GB SSD for games, no complaints, very fast loading."
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"Great performance boost"
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"Excellent performance."
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"Super fast and easy install."
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"Fast, easy to setup, no muss no fuss."
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"No speed tests or benchmarks, just snappy response and good loading times on games - WoW, Diablo 3, Skyrim as a few examples."
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Windows

Windows:
"Also if you don't have windows 7 then some of the best features are unavailable."
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"I hate sitting around waiting for Windows to find and move files."
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"Bumped my Windows Experience Rating from 5.1 for my old, failing HHD to 7.7 with this new SSD."
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"Well folks, I hate to discourage you with a negative review, however, after I thought I had installed Windows 7 professional for a clean start I got no response at all from the computer, just a dark screen...I am using an HP 311 type notebook, or trying to....after several attempts to start from the beginning I still got no response from the drive....I even tried to reformat the drive to no avail....This is my first problem with any of my purchased items from Amazon and totally surprised with my results....If at all possible I would like to return the item for replacement...Please explain what that proceedure would be....Respectfully,Ronald Walther"
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"I tried restoring the data after reinstalling windows but it continued to fail."
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"I decided to get a SSD for my new pc build, I didn run into problems installing windows 7 since the sata cables that came with my motherboard were both defective."
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"Windows 7 plus restore points eats up a good chunk of disk, but I also do development work so Visual Studio + Databases eats up another ~10GB."
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"Boot speeds are amazing, shut down speeds are amazing, everything in between is amazing (tested with Windows XP and 7)."
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"My motherboard recognized it with no problems and I installed Windows 7 with no issue."
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"Using Windows 7 with 8GB of RAM, my desktop PC was already running pretty well since the OS uses a few tricks, like Superfetch to speed up access."
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"The speed of my pc increase amazing, now not take more than 20 seconds to start windows 7, and, in general the performance of my computer increase a lot."
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