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SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC256B-WW by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC256B/WW
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 314 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 3.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   average
Installation4.7   above average
Boot4.6   above average
Speed4.2   average
Windows3.2   below average
Read3.1   below average
Write2.5   mediocre


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Boot

Boot:
"The Samsung 830 is my boot drive, so if it were to fail again, I would not lose any data."
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"a very stable and fast hard drive and one year I have it and it works wonderfully much improved boot speed of your computer."
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"It's working great as my boot drive on a recent build."
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"The latest generation SSDs are faster and larger...but this one is a great value and as a boot drive it is more than fast enough."
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"Installed into an older Lenovo X201, installed Fedora 18 easily and the machine cold boots to the Gnome login screen in approximately 15-20 seconds."
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"Great for use as a boot drive and fast load times for all my frequently used programs."
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Installation

Installation:
"The most painful part was to transfer my OS installation from old HD to this new SSD without needing to reinstall everything."
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"Very easy installation."
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"No problem installing nor setting up the RAID."
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"Though there were no installation instructions, I found cloning & installation instructions were easily available online."
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"Very nice everything when well with installation, it was a little pricey because the price fell just after I purchased it, timing on my part."
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"The physical installation, last week, was easy (Other World Computers support videos are superb; see[...]and the software install went well with an external drive with Apple Mtn Lion Recovery disk ready before hand (see [...] ) and then a current Time Machine backup."
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Price

Price:
"The only negatives are :1: Price - they are a little pricey right now for large storage."
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"High quality SSD with fantastic performance (read write).Excellent price and rivals the current 840 Pro model."
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"I highly recommend this model if you want to improve your computer's performance - it's fast, relatively cheap, and is built well."
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"This was the best SSD I could find when searching through them all, being price conscious."
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"Great product for a great price."
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"Currently, standard drives offer the best price gigabyte and program performance is fine for my use, including picture and video editting."
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Read

Read:
"The drive is my primary C drive and it works quite fast but one year in and I am starting to get hard drive read and write errors being reported, no outright failure yet but Win 8 reports drive errors about once a week now and it continues to fix them."
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"The read write rates are ridiculous and I could never go back to HDD again."
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"Then again these drives are sata-III and my laptops can't take advantage of the higher sata-III read speeds."
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"Despite the small probability, the first drive I ordered from Amazon was defective (read write errors)."
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"Read up a bit before you buy, there are ssd problems are about on the web, it seems the samsung 830 is problem-free, very good quality."
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"High quality SSD with fantastic performance (read write).Excellent price and rivals the current 840 Pro model."
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"They are perfect for read only but constant writes will deteriorate a SSD."
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"read & write very well."
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"I am able to get about 150MB s write and 180MB s read."
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"This worked perfectly, and I am achieving speeds of 246 MB s (read speed) and over 146 MB s (write speed)."
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Speed

Speed:
"Not as fast (not slow but some do outperform due the types of chips used and architecture) as some in some types of operations, but reliability + size + price + great performance is no-brainer to get one."
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"Just a note to all; SSD disks are still a form of Flash Memory and they are fast, but they are not as reliable as rotational disks and will fail."
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"Degfragging could actually degrade your SSD's performance and lead to earlier failure."
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"It was the second unit with file access slow downs and fragmentation problems leading to an unstable OS."
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"Then again these drives are sata-III and my laptops can't take advantage of the higher sata-III read speeds."
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"works perfect shipped fast."
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"a very stable and fast hard drive and one year I have it and it works wonderfully much improved boot speed of your computer."
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"Very fast and reliable SSD."
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"High quality SSD with fantastic performance (read write).Excellent price and rivals the current 840 Pro model."
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"The improved speed and response, and works well with Win 8.1."
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Windows

Windows:
"After that windows would not start, some files were missing."
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"Initially, I was getting the error Failure configuring Windows updates reverting to original."
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"Then I found a YouTube video that fixed my problem ([...]).To solve the problem, I went to Start All Programs Windows Update and updated only one of the 39 available updates."
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"In the Windows Experience Index, one of these drives scores a 7.9 (Highest score possible in Windows 7).If you're worried about space, do what I did and use this SSD for your operating system and software, then add a traditional high-capacity HDD as a second drive for your pictures, music, games, movies, etc."
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"It then said it had fixed the problem and I rebooted normally into windows and everything worked."
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"This has been taking a beating in a Windows 7 machine for a couple of years now, no problems so far."
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"great performance installed it along with windows 8 upgrade."
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"Quickly able to format in Windows 7 Disk Management."
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"This SSD has been amazing, boots windows in ~18 seconds or less and games like Skyrim load almost instantly."
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"easy to install and configure (just install windows 8 in the ssd)"
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Write

Write:
"The drive is my primary C drive and it works quite fast but one year in and I am starting to get hard drive read and write errors being reported, no outright failure yet but Win 8 reports drive errors about once a week now and it continues to fix them."
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"The read write rates are ridiculous and I could never go back to HDD again."
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"Despite the small probability, the first drive I ordered from Amazon was defective (read write errors)."
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"Blackmagic tests showed there was write error every so often."
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"Compared to some companies who may show faster write speeds but when those drives fail in six months the 830's keep on pumping through."
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"I cannot copy anything to the drive that is shipped to me; it keeps giving me unable to write at sector error."
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"High quality SSD with fantastic performance (read write).Excellent price and rivals the current 840 Pro model."
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"They are perfect for read only but constant writes will deteriorate a SSD."
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"read & write very well."
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"I am able to get about 150MB s write and 180MB s read."
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"This worked perfectly, and I am achieving speeds of 246 MB s (read speed) and over 146 MB s (write speed)."
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