Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review

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Usually SSDs come in pretty basic packaging. However the 830 comes in a very nice box. All the important information is clearly on display and the whole thing is very classy indeed.

Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review     Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review  

There is a surprising amount of accessories included in the package. As well as a Molex to SATA cable and SATA cable, we have a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor and plentiful screws to connect the drive to the plate. Software is a copy of Norton Ghost and the Samsung Magician software.

The drive itself is gorgeous. The top is a black aluminium number that just oozes high quality. Even the orange size indicator sticker nicely matches the packaging. It's the little touches that mean so much.

Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review     Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review  

As you can see the whole drive is a step above the usual affair in which the top is customised but the base is standard plain aluminium. Even the bottom is black on the Samsung, showing an attention to detail that really helps the first impressions.

Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review     Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review

The software has a vast array of features, certainly many more than one usually finds in a SSD package with everything from Firmware updates, to performance testing. You can even manually set TRIM if you're still on an aging OS.

Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review

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Most Recent Comments

05-12-2011, 11:20:58

i wonder if samsung can come up with a spinpoint equivalent ssd that i mean achieve the same success with a low price and a good drive???Quote

05-12-2011, 15:59:10

I personally don't see samsung shifting alot of SSD's until the £ per gig ratio comes down alot, Personally I would spend up to £100 on a good boot drive, but I think £300 is asking a bit much. Especially when you consider a 80gig SSD and a terabyte can be had for the same money(even at today's stupid prices), and makes more sense for most people.Quote

05-12-2011, 17:02:52

id go for a 64 gb boot drive, and a 2tb storage drive

i dont see much point in any bigger than that in SSD until OS's get bigger ...Quote

05-12-2011, 19:01:43

It's a terrific looking drive. I hope to see more from themQuote

05-12-2011, 19:10:22

No ancient storage media will ever see my system again

I just love the speed and the silence too much Quote

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