From the Manufacturer
Experience fast desktop PC performance--and prolonged battery life--with the Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive. Designed for desktop PCs, this data storage device has a capacity of 64 GB, making it ideal for everyday computing needs like browsing the web, creating documents, viewing multimedia files, or playing PC games. The product features a black-tone, brushed metal design, and at only 0.28 inches thick, it can fit in any computer. A complete desktop installation kit is included along with Norton Ghost 15.0 software that helps you simply and safely migrate your data from your existing hard disk drive to your new SSD.
Size: 64 GB
- Brand Name: Samsung
- Model: MZ-7PC064D/AM
- Hard Disk Size: 64 GB
- Warranty: 3 year parts
- Hardware Platform: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
From what I've read on the matter... Samsung SSDs have a very low failure rate, second only to Intel, but far better than other competitors. This is also faster than Intel's current fastest SSD, and it's much cheaper. Speed, price, and reliability... all that together is hard to beat. Add to that, it has none of the hassles that all of the SSDs with Sandforce controllers frequently have (Kingstons, OCZs, Corsairs, Patriots, etc.).
Buy this without the kit, if possible, or with the notebook kit if you want a USB to Sata adapter.
I found it to be almost worthless. The 2.5" to 3.5" bay adapter came in handy, but I've gotten better ones for a few bucks on Amazon (that could mount 2 drives instead of 1).
I had done a little reading about Norton Ghost a while back, and it looked like a nice program to have. At a $70 price tag, it should be. It makes it a difficult process to clone your old hard drive to your new Samsung, though. It is not capable of copying your recovery partition, either.
I ended up scrapping the idea of using Ghost to copy my drive, and pulled out my trusty bootable Acronis True Image CD (that came with my old Kingston SSD). It made quick work of cloning my drive, and didn't require any software to be installed on my PC.Read more ›
I ended up choosing Samsung's drive over Crucial's drive for the following reasons:
1. Success and Brand. Samsung desperately needed a success in the SSD field since it's first attempt was met with a tepid reception. This subsequent attempt was very well put together in my mind. The drive utilized the latest in technology (i.e. SATA III). Furthermore, the drive is sleek, smooth, and sexy beast. Lastly, the pricing is a clear indicator that Samsung wants to be seen as a leading competitor in this field.
2. SSD Magician. Samsung's accompanying program SSD Magician provides an array of well thought options with a very easy to use GUI. Moreover, with your permission, it highlights and then changes options that negatively affect the drive performance. Furthermore, the program allows you to schedule OS optimizations and garbage collection empties. finally, one of the most important selling points, was the ability to upgrade the drives firmware without having to jump through hoops similar to flashing the bios. With this drive, I could do it just from windows.
3. Speed. This drive is fast.Read more ›
I personally own an 80gb intel 320 ssd, and a Ocz vertex 2(first generation, before OCZ went downhill...), and this drive is much faster than both. I was seriously considered purchasing an intel 320 120gb over this drive, but because this drive is Sata iii, I decided against it. I am glad I did.
I have trim enabled in Mac Os X using "TrimEnabler" Beta 2.0, if you haven't heard of it, it's a freeware app that enables trim in mac osx. One side note is, if your installing this in a laptop, be sure to purchase the "Laptop" kit, I accidentally purchased the desktop kit, which is about 5$ more expensive than the laptop kit. Lastly, the included "Norton Ghost" is useless to Mac Os X, I personally recommend "Carbon Copy Cloner" for cloning your drive, it's a freeware program that is actually recommended by intel for cloning your new ssd.
One last thought, My friend owns the Early 2011 17" Macbook pro w/ the 2.3ghz i7 upgrade, he is using a intel 320 80gb and his boot time is much slower than mine, im not entirely sure why this is, but the Samsung 830 definitely boots much faster than the Intel 320.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very solid SSD. Using it in my desktop and moved it later to my new laptop with excessive use. Still performing fast and reliable.Published 2 months ago by Mohammed Shehri
Works great!!! I lived near a train so I was worried about vibration affecting my regular hard drives, but no worries here. I have had It for about a year with no problems. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Thecrazyone1
I bought this almost 2 years ago and its still going strong with no problems. I would definitely buy again and will probably buy another Samsung SS drive for my laptop in the near... Read morePublished 5 months ago by sonystyle44
Good quality, price, speed, reliability, reputation.
Samsung is known as one of the better price-performance manufacturers of SSDs and rightly so. Read more
saw a performance difference right away, especially with start up and shut down times and program launches as well.
Mind you I did a clone, dirty install. Read more
I bought this to replace the old spinning HDD in an office computer and what a difference it made.
If you can only afford to make one upgrade to your desktop or laptop,... Read more