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830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5` SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit
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Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

Samsung SSD 830 Series
2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD for Desktop PC & Laptop PC
- Samsung 3-core MCX controller
- Samsung 2x nm Toggle DDR NAND Flash memory
- Samsung 256MB DDR2 SDRAM cache memory
- Magician software for SSD management
- Black-tone, brushed metal design
- Only 7mm thick to accommodate the latest slim-profile laptop PCs

Outstanding Performance in Multi-tasking
The Samsung SSD 830 Series boasts superior random read speeds (up to 80,000 IOPS) 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.

Superior Reliability
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, rather than sourcing generic parts from the market. The Samsung SSD 830 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms.

Industry-leading Design
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 software helps to maintain the SSD at its peak condition, giving you the same great 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, OS optimization, firmware updates, secure erasing, and over provisioning.

A complete, user-friendly Solution
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.

Finally, Samsung takes the stress out of the upgrade process by offering the best, most extensive User Manuals in the industry.

Specifications:

Model Name
- Samsung SSD 830 Series

Hardware Compatibility
- Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP, MAC OSX, Linux

Software Compatibility
- Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista (SP1 and above), XP (SP2 and above), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit),
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit with SP2 and above)

Capacity
- 256GB

Dimensions (LxWxH)
- 100 x 69.85 x 7 (mm)
- 3.94 x 2.75 x .28 (in)

Interface
- SATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)

Form Factor
- 2.5 inch

NAND Flash Memory
- 2x nm Multi-Level Cell Samsung Toggle DDR MLC NAND 1.0 Flash Memory

Performance
- Sequential Read: Max. 520 MB/s
- Sequential Write: Max. 400 MB/s
- 4KB Random Read: Max. 36,000 IOPS

TRIM Support
- Yes (Requires OS Support)

Garbage Collection
- Yes

S.M.A.R.T
- Yes

Weight
- Max. 62.5g 
- Max. 0.14lbs

Reliability
- 1.5 million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)

Power Consumption
- Active : 0.127W  (Typical) (Active power is measured during execution of MobileMark 2007 in Windows 7)
- Idle : 0.078W (Typical) (DIPM enabled value)

Temperature
- Operating: 0 to 60 degrees C
- Non-Operating: -55 to 95 degrees C

Humidity
- 5 to 95 percent, non-condensing

Vibration
- Operating: Random: 2.17Grms (7~800Hz)
- Non-Operating: Random: 3.08Grms (7~800Hz)
- Swept sine: 20G peak @ 10~2KHz

Shock
- 1500G & 0.5ms (Half sine)

Warranty
- 3 years

 

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Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit

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5 out of 5 stars   super reliable and fast drive
By Jin (Westwood, LA) November 15, 2012
Review submitted for Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit (SAMSSDLP256GB)
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Pros: Quiet, Fast, Reliable, Easy To Install
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Other Comments: super fast,reliable drive I've ever had. Everything is faster than before. very satisfied with this ssd.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Was good
By some guy (austin TX) October 22, 2012
Review submitted for Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit (SAMSSDLP256GB)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Quiet, Highly Compatible
Cons:
Other Comments: Used for my OS and programs. Fast load times. Worlds apart from mechcanical drives. Only con is price per gig but was well worth it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Lightning Fast Boots...No Beachballs!
By Audi RS-4 Fan (Cullman, AL) September 03, 2012
Review submitted for Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit (SAMSSDLP256GB)
Verified Purchaser
Pros: Reliable, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: The Samsung 830-series SSD's are mature fully realized implementation of the beauty of solid-state drives. They perform, pretty much, with the most advanced SSD's available focusing on important "real-world" important benchmarks. While this series might not be the absolute winner in all performance categories their strengths have been chosen wisely. The drive is extremely reliable, unlike some of their competitors. The 830-series easily is cloned and exchanged in MacBook Pros such as the early 2011 13" model in which I installed the 256GB model. The only cons are, at the moment, unavoidable in that these units cost quite a bit more than traditional drives and are still not easily found, or afforded, in capacities above 512GB. That said the prices have dropped precipitiously from 2010 on all sizes 512GB and below making them affordable if still somewhat of a splurge.Samsung 830 SSD's have the right performance/reliability quotient. The kit makes an up-grade exceedingly easy and the reasonable price at Buydig with reliable delivery makes this a recommended buy for anyone seeking the amazing performance up-grade provided by solid-state storage. Tip for MBP owners: get Carbon Copy Cloner and Cameleon SSD optimizer software (enables TRIM without, in my case so far, any problems) to make your upgrade painless. The included softwear is for Windows users and these two freeware (donation) packages would likely be better even if the provided software was Mac-compatible!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   SSD Samsung, recommended!!
By Clodo (Clemson, SC) August 28, 2012
Review submitted for Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit (SAMSSDLP256GB)
Verified Purchaser
Pros: Reliable, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Quiet, Good price, Fast
Cons: Runs Hot
Other Comments: This HD runs great on my white macbook. Boot time or awaking from sleep is lightning fast as well as loading heavy softwares. The only downside is that is that it runs a little hot but other than that, great product!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Extremely good SSD
By Buzzjet (South Carolina) July 03, 2012
Review submitted for Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit (SAMSSDLP256GB)
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Pros: Quiet, Easy To Install, Reliable, Fast, Highly Compatible
Cons:
Other Comments: We put this into an old tired Dell Latitude D830 which had slowed to the point that no one really wanted to even use it. This drive alone has made the computer so much faster that it is hard to believe. It definitely added some years of life back onto this old machine. This is a good drive.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Very nice SSD
By hk (Seattle, WA) May 31, 2012
Review submitted for Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit (SAMSSDLP256GB)
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Pros: Quiet, Fast, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Other Comments: Replacing the old Samsung RBX series SSD. So far, it's been working well...
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great product that is easy to install.
By JNF (Cookeville, TN) May 23, 2012
Review submitted for Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit (SAMSSDLP256GB)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Highly Compatible, Reliable, Fast
Cons:
Other Comments: Very fast and especially useful in a laptop that gets banged around a lot. Instructions were simple and readable.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great product, and price
By Sgt. Smith (Chicago, IL) March 19, 2012
Review submitted for Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit (SAMSSDLP256GB)
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Pros: Fast, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Quiet, Reliable, Doesn't get hot
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Other Comments: I had my laptop running for 4 hours, and it wasn't even warm to the touch - very efficient.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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