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Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC

Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC
alaScore 93

6540 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6540 reviews of Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 711 user reviews of Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 840 Series Pro 256GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State DriveSamsung 840 Series Pro 256GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1045 user reviews of Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC064B/WWSAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC064B/WW

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Phil Iwaniuk (techradar.com)

Samsung SSD 830 256GB review

 

OEM reliability arrives for consumer-class drives

Reliability emphasised ; Great incompressible writes ; Sleek design

Down on performance vs competitors

Samsung has taken the unprecedented move with its Samsung SSD 830 256GB of using its own individually created firmware, DRAM and NAND. Does that give it the edge?

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung 830 Series 512GB review

 

The Samsung 830 Series includes four capacity options – 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. We previously reviewed the Samsung 830 256GB model, and found it to be a very capable drive that could stand among the fastest products available.

Samsung’s 830 Series 512GB SSD is an exemplary solid-state drive, able to boast very decent sequential reading and writing speeds. Its controller seems to be tuned to favour reads over write speeds in small file juggling, but overall all-round...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung 830 Series 512GB review

 

SSDs are getting larger but, at extreme capacities like the 512GB offered by Samsung's 830 Series drive, you'll still pay extremely high prices: this drive is over £600.

Very quick and with a huge capacity, but you may want to go for a smaller size for the best value

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung 830 Series 256GB review

 

While this Samsung 830 Series 256GB doesn’t quite top the league tables for overall performance, it is still one extremely quick storage drive. Samsung seems to have tweaked its controller to favour read speed at most file sizes, suggesting it may have...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD review

 

Impressive performance at an attractive price makes this SSD a great buy

Overall, though, it's a good result, and its 85p per gigabyte price makes it slightly better value than the Ultimate-award-winning Corsair Performance Series Pro. If the Corsair’s a little too expensive for your tastes, this is an impressive...

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Expert review by: Simon Crisp (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung SSD 830

 

Review When it came to putting together a list of SSDs together for your latest upgrade, one name that you could easily overlook until recently was Samsung. Compared to its rivals in the marketplace the company hardly trumpeted its solid state storage...

Fast Sata 3 SSD with a useful set of utilities.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Simon Crisp (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung 830SSD 512GB (MZ-7PC512D/EU) review

 

A faster alternative to a Sandforce driven SSD. In early 2011 Samsung reminded the world that they actually...

Huge capacity (for a SSD) matched by extremely fast performance. Good bundled software in the form of Norton’s Ghost 15

Still not as fast as the fastest Sandforce drives. Cost per gigabyte is very high

Samsung’s 830 5132GB SSD certainly as put the cat amongst the pigeons as far as mixing it up with the latest Sandforce controlled drives. This SSD may not be as fast as some of them out there, at least it’s good to be able to have a choice when it...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (kitguru.net)

Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD Review

 

2011 has certainly been the ‘Year Of The Solid State Drive', with many manufacturers vying for sales in various, competitive sectors. Today we are looking at the new Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD which embraces the SATA 6 Gb/s interface, claiming speeds...

Controller is very good.

It is slower than the leading Sandforce 2281 drives.

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

Samsung 830 Series SSD Review

 

Samsung is kind of a big deal. In addition to manufacturing everything from tablets to televisions to turbines, the Korean giant is one of the world's largest producers of DRAM and NAND flash memory, and it has long provided SSDs to OEMs and systems...

Blazing fast, especially in sustained writes; sleek and attractive; comes with a full copy of Norton Ghost

Can't match SandForce for 4k random IOPS

And boy, does it cook. The 256GB Series 830 SSD we tested matched the fastest second-gen SandForce drives, such as OCZ’s Vertex 3, in nearly every benchmark, and it exceeded them in some. The 830 Series’ sustained read speeds stayed north of 500MB/s,...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Samsung SSD 830 Series (256GB)

 

The 256GB drive in Samsung's SSD 830 series performer delivers terrific read and write speeds almost across the board.

Excellent overall performance. Includes Norton Ghost software, Batman: Arkham City download.

Performance during intensive applications not the fastest available.

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Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black
Internal:Y / Yes
Size:6.35 / 63.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 60 / 10 - 40
Operating vibration:1500

Other features

Device connectivity:Wired
Internal:Y

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Norton Ghost 15, SSD Magician 3.0
Cables included:AC, SATA / SATA / USB-SATA
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
Linux operating systems supported:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1500000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):16000 / 30000 / 36000 / 80000
Random write (4KB):30000 / 36000 / 75000 / 80000
Read speed:512 / 520
S.M.A.R.T support:Y
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
TRIM support:Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Y
Write speed:160 / 320 / 400 / 499

Power

Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (read):0.11 / 0.12 / 0.127 / 0.13 / 0.15
Power Consumption (Standby):0.078
Power consumption (write):0.11 / 0.12 / 0.127 / 0.13 / 0.15

Software

Bundled software:Norton Ghost 15, SSD Magician 3.0
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 60 / 10 - 40
Operating vibration:1500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 100 / 6.98
Height :7
Weight:61 / 62.5 / 63.5
Width:10 / 6.99 / 69.85