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Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256 GB 2.5 Inch SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit with Norton Ghost 15

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256 GB
  • Enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
  • Energy efficient - improve your battery life by up to 30 minutes
  • Outstanding Multitasking Performance - It's the ideal solution for your everyday computing needs, such as web browsing, document creation, viewing or editing multimedia files, playing PC games, etc.
  • Superior Reliability ? from the world's #1 DRAM, NAND Flash and SSD Supplier, all Samsung SSD's feature 100% genuine Samsung components
  • Industry-leading Design - Stunning design and precision engineering ? inside and out. Brushed metal case blocks dust and corrosion and it measures only 7mm thick, so it can even accommodate the latest ultra-slim laptop PCs.
  • A complete, user-friendly solution ? Comes with all the components you need to upgrade your desktop PC. Also includes Norton Ghost -- the most preferred consumer and business Drive Migration solution today
  • Backed by a three-year limited warranty
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Technical Details

Size: 256 GB
  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: MZ-7PC256N/AM
  • Hard Disk Size: 256.00 GB
  • Warranty: 3 year parts
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux
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Product Details

Size: 256 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 0.3 x 2.8 inches ; 2.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005T3GPXY
  • Item model number: MZ-7PC256N/AM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 17, 2011

Product Description

Size: 256 GB

Product Description

The Samsung SSD 830 Series boasts superior random read speeds and faster sequential read and write speeds (up to 520 MB/s & 400 MB/s respectively). It's the ideal solution for your everyday computing needs, such as web browsing, document creation, viewing or editing multimedia files, playing PC games, etc. As the world's #1 DRAM, NAND Flash, and SSD supplier, Samsung has unique, industry-leading engineering resources, technologies, and manufacturing processes as well as more stringent quality and testing standards. All Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house. Optimized for exceptional, sustained performance, the 830 Series features unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms. The Samsung SSD 830 Series features stunning design and precision engineering – inside and out. It measures only 7mm thick, so it can even accommodate the latest ultra-slim laptop PCs. Magician Software Samsung's SSD Magician software eliminates the confusion and uncertainties of SSD management, making it simple for users to maximize the performance and lifetime of their Samsung SSD. The Samsung SSD 830 series is available with both desktop and laptop installation kits. The desktop kit comes with SATA data and power cables, screws, and a 2.5” to 3.5” adapter bracket. The laptop kit includes a SATA to USB adapter cable to facilitate easy data migration and a mounting spacer so that laptops with traditional 9.5mm drive bays can accommodate the Samsung SSD 830 Series' new slim profile. All Samsung SSD 830 Series models include a full version of Norton Ghost 15.0, rather than the limited data migration utilities included with most SSDs today. In addition to its robust data migration features, Norton Ghost 15.0 offers users advanced data backup and recovery functionality to ensure data integrity throughout the useful lifetime of the drive.

From the Manufacturer

Experience fast laptop performance--and prolonged battery life--with the Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive. Designed for laptop PCs, this data storage device has a capacity of 256 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 even ultra-thin laptops. A complete laptop 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.

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Samsung 830 Series SSD for Notebook Computers (256 GB)

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  • Enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
  • Energy efficient--improves battery life by up to 30 minutes
  • Solid-state design provides greater shock protection for data
  • Brushed metal case blocks dust and corrosion
  • Superior multi-tasking performance with 3-Core Samsung MCX Controller
  • Includes Norton Ghost for fast data migration and backup/recovery support
  • Samsung SSD Magician 3.0 software simplifies SSD management
  • Laptop upgrade kit provides everything you need to install and maintain your drive
  • 100-percent Samsung genuine components
  • Backed by a three-year limited warranty
Easy installation
Includes everything you need to simply and safely migrate data from your existing hard disk drive to your new SSD.
Fast Performance for Everyday Computing

The Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive boasts superior random read speeds (up to 80,000 IOPS) and fast sequential read and write speeds (up to 520 MB/s and 400 MB/s, respectively). As a result, it's well suited for a wide range of computing needs, like web browsing, document creation, viewing or editing multimedia files, and playing PC games.

The device enables you to boot up your laptop in as little as 15 seconds, and its energy-efficient design can improve your battery life by up to 30 minutes.

This SSD is intended for notebook/laptop computers only. Samsung also offers the 830 Series SSD for Desktop Computers and a basic non-kit version.

Designed for the Latest Laptops

The 830 Series drive is notable for its slim profile and precision design. At only 0.28 inches thick, the device can even accommodate ultra-slim laptop PCs.

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Easy Drive Management with SSD Magician Software

Samsung's SSD Magician software eliminates the confusion and uncertainties of SSD management, making it simple for you to maximize the performance and lifetime of your Samsung SSD. The software helps maintain the SSD at its peak condition, giving you the same optimal performance and reliability throughout the life of your PC.

In addition to its performance maintenance features, SSD Magician also provides system information and facilitates performance benchmarking, performance optimization, operating system optimization, firmware updates, securely erasing data, and over-provisioning.

Includes Norton Ghost
Laptop Installation Kit

Included with the drive is a laptop installation kit that contains a SATA-to-USB adapter cable to facilitate easy data migration, along with a mounting spacer so that laptops with traditional 9.5mm drive bays can accommodate the slim profile of this SSD.

Easy Migration and Backup with Norton Ghost 15.0 Software

All Samsung SSD 830 Series models include a full version of Norton Ghost 15.0 software. In addition to its robust data migration features, Norton Ghost 15.0 offers users advanced data backup and recovery functionality to ensure data integrity throughout the useful lifetime of the drive.

Compatibility and Warranty Information

This Samsung drive is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Linux systems. The device measures 0.28 by 2.75 by 3.94 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 2.15 ounces.

The Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive is backed by a three-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive, Samsung SSD Magician software and manual CD, Norton Ghost 15.0 software CD, quick user manual, drive spacer, and SATA-to-USB adapter cable.

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SDD
Capacity128 GB256 GB512 GB
ModelMZ-7PC128N/AMMZ-7PC256N/AMMZ-7PC512N/AM
Type of DriveSolid State
Form Factor2.5-inch standard (Reduced 7mm thickness for use with ultraportables and netbooks)
For Use WithLaptops, ultraportables, netbooks
InterfaceSATA revision 3.0 (SATA 6Gbits/s)
Random Read Speeds80,000 IOPS
Sequential Read/Write Speeds520 MB/s / 320 MB/s520 MB/s / 400 MB/s
Controller3-Core MCX Multi-Core Controller
Type of MemoryToggle DDR 2xnm NAND Flash Memory
Included SoftwareSamsung Magician 3.0, Norton Ghost 15
Dimensions0.28 by 2.75 by 3.94 inches (H x W x D)
WarrantyThree-Year Limited

*The Samsung 830 Series SSD Drives also comes in a basic non-kit version and a desktop kit.

Capacity64 GB128 GB256 GB512 GB
Basic non-kit versionMZ-7PC064B/WWMZ-7PC128B/WWMZ-7PC256B/WWMZ-7PC512B/WW
Full-installation kit - DesktopMZ-7PC064D/AMMZ-7PC128D/AMMZ-7PC256D/AMMZ-7PC512D/AM
ENDPRODUCT NAME: Samsung 830 Series SSD for Notebook Computers (512 GB)

Customer Reviews

Easy to install and very, very fast.
Renato Ide
Programs load faster, boot time is shortened, and there is very little waiting everywhere else.
Andrew H.
The upgrade is very easy: just copy the existing hard drive with the Norton software provided.
Dominique Payannet

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

178 of 182 people found the following review helpful By Goodo on November 26, 2011
Size Name: 256 GB Verified Purchase
This is my very first Solid State Drive (SSD) purchase, which I put into my late 2008 unibody 15-inch Macbook Pro (MBP) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of RAM. I was initially going to purchase a new laptop as my MBP seemed to be running a bit slower and hung up here and there when I had many applications running. In particular, I experienced considerable slowness and lag after I would finish using my VirtualBox (free virtualization software) to access Windows XP whenever I needed to use Internet Explorer.

My main reason for choosing the Samsung 830 SSD over others, was due to the fact that Samsung makes all the components in this SSD and that Apple themselves currently use Samsung and Toshiba as suppliers for SSD - and we all know how serious Apple is about their quality control and selection of vendors/suppliers they use. In addition, I had read good reviews from online sources such as AnandTech.

I wanted something that was reliable and was easy to set up. In addition, this SSD does not need a separate enclosure as the device itself is enclosed and it comes with the SATA/USB connection cable.

For all of you out there with a Macbook thinking about upgrading, I would highly recommend this. I read through tons of websites and how to's and wanted to share the steps I took below in swapping out my hard drive for the SSD, for those of you out there thinking about upgrading their MBP with a SSD in simple steps.
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Size Name: 512 GB
This drive is FAST, FAST, FAST there is no way going back to traditional mechanical HDD (Hard Disk Drives).
Read no further, if you want a fast drive that works... THIS IS IT!

EASY
Surprisingly easy to set up and to transfer the Win 7 OS (Operating System).
You don't have to be a software expert to do this.
The SSD comes with USB/SATA cable and Norton Ghost 15 for transferring your "old" OS.

Actually, I thought I was in for a major task but it was VERY easy and fast.
Two laptops are now set up with the Samsung 830 Series drives. During this process I learned a couple things (explained below).

DECISIONS BEFORE YOU START
You can either:

1. Ghost the original OS and your installed programs to the new SSD (from the "old" HDD)
2. Or do a clean install of the OS on your new SSD.

You must have a recovery disk(s) (normally made by you when the computer is new) or an original OS disk to perform option 2.
Even an upgrade OS disk will work for a clean install as Microsoft has relaxed their policies (Google: Microsoft Says Windows 7 Install Workaround Is Legal)

Both options were available to me because both of our Samsung laptops came with the FULL version of Win 7 on DVD (very unusual these days - what a delight).
Models: Samsung 17" NP-RF711-S03US (SATA II) and Samsung 15.6" NP700Z5A-S03US (SATA III) now equipped with 256GB and 512GB SSDs respectively.

OPTION 1 - Very Quick
Ghosting is your best choice if the computer and OS is "fresh" out of the box.
It is also preferable if everything is running smoothly and you want to avoid reinstalling all your favorite programs.
You maintain all the drivers, factory software and your own software.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Somebody, Somewhere on January 2, 2012
Size Name: 256 GB
This SSD rocks! I dropped the 256GB version into my 2009, Sata Rev. 2, 3Gb/s, Vaio Z790 Notebook (*See Pics) without a single issue, loaded Windows 7 x 64-bit onto it and was up and running in about 15 minutes! The Samsung Magician software "tunes" your SSD by telling you what you should disable when you run it and will do it for you with a single click. After a performance optimization check, you're good to go. You can also leave everything running 'as is' and manage settings on your own if you please as well. Firmware updates can be done right on your desktop without having to use any bootloaders either like the 470 series does but the boot method does still exist as an option.

Even though I have a Sata Rev. 2, 3Gb/s board, I'm still getting 250-280MB/s Sequential Reads & Writes and my whole system is as snappy as can be. I bought this Sata Rev. 3 drive in case I feel like upgrading my laptop in the future which will then take full advantage of a 6Gb/s board, thus improving large file transfer speeds (roughly 350-550MB/s sequential reads & writes) but in no way am I missing out in real world use until that time comes. Sata Rev. 2 speed is more than sufficient for opening programs and bombing around your machine! Transferring large files to my WD 5400 rpm portable back up drive seemed to take as long as ever so it seems to me that one would need an SSD back up drive to hit those high transfer speeds anyway. That luxury can wait 'til another day! : )

I especially love the instant multi-tasking ability. This is where I think you get the value for your money the most. No more lag and dogging it when running a video and then opening 2 or 3 more more windows and other programs as things come to mind. It used to drive me nuts before playing the waiting game.
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