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Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC

Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC
alaScore 97

6059 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6059 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, usability, reliability, design, size

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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,...

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The Samsung SSD 830 Review


Samsung is a dangerous competitor in the SSD space. Not only does it make its own controller, DRAM and NAND, but it also has an incredible track record in terms of reliability. Samsung SSDs were among the first I reviewed and while they weren't...

The Samsung SSD 830 isn't the fastest drive we've tested, but it generally produces results in the upper echelon of high-end SSDs. If Samsung is able to at least match the current pricing of the SSD 470 and continue its excellent track record in drive...

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Samsung 830 (256GB, SSD, Notebook Kit)


It's really hard to rate a solid-state drive (SSD) without knowing its exact pricing, and that's just what we had to do with the Samsung 830 series. Samsung has been very tight-lipped about how much the 830 costs and will not reveal that until the...

The 2.5-inch SATA 3 (6Gbps)-based Samsung 830 series solid-state drive offers great performance, is well-built and good-looking. The drive comes with helpful desktop software for Windows.

Due to the thin profile, the Samsung 830 series requires padding or a laptop kit, which costs extra, to fit in most existing laptop computers.

If the price is right, you don't need to look any further than the Samsung 830 series to upgrade your computer's internal storage to the best possible performance.


Editor's Choice!

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Samsung SSD 830 Series (128GB)


This 2.5-inch-form-factor drive (which measures only 7mm in height—short for an SSD) is all Samsung, all the time, from its stylish black frame to its three-core controller to the DRAM to the 20nm MLC toggle DDR NAND flash memory itself. Samsung even...

Outstanding overall speed in most situations. Uses SATA III interface

Expensive. Random, write performance sometimes shaky

Samsung comes into its own with its 830 Series of SSDs, which offer some of the fastest speeds you can currently find on the market.

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Samsung SSD 830 Series (256GB)


It was after that, however, that the Samsung's limitations began to show. The OCZ took the rest of the rest of the ATTO tests—both write and read—up to 8MB, all of the CrystalDiskMark tests except Sequential and 4KB QD32 reads, and all of the PCMark 7...

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

Performance during intensive applications not the fastest available

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

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Samsung 830 256GB Solid State Drive


Over the past year, the SSD product landscape has changed drastically. Performance has gone up, prices have dropped, and new competitors have emerged in the market place. One company that has been around through this and more is Samsung. While it's not...


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Samsung 830 Series 256 GB SSD Review


We take a look at Samsung's latest 256 GB performance solid state drive. Let's see how it fares when we put it up against the competition.

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Samsung 830 256GB SSD Review


The Samsung 830 is the one of the only completely proprietary SSD's on the market. Samsung manufactures their own in house controller and of course their own NAND. The 830 contains Samsung's own 3 Core MCX Controller (S4LJ204X01) and Samsung's own 20nm...

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Samsung 830 Capacity Range Roundup - Samsung Takes a Serious Turn on Performance


Samsung has been in the SSD business for a good long while now. My first "serious" SSD setup consisted of a pair of 32GB G.Skill 'FlashSSD's in a RAID. A few months later I upgraded to an Intel X25-M, starting working for PCPer, and have since seen a...

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Samsung Goes 6 Gb/s: Is The 830-Series SSD King Of The Hill?


Samsung's 830 is a late entry to the 6 Gb/s SSD market, but the company claims impressive performance. Can it unseat the incumbent ...

Samsung is withholding pricing information for the full product line, but prices should be similar to the 470-series, which the 830 is expected to replace

Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No


Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
Serial ATA: Yes
Ultra ATA: No
Wireless LAN: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal