Samsung 830 SSD

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Tomy B., Sep 24, 2011.

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  1. Tomy B.

    Tomy B. Notebook Evangelist

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    Looks like another solid entry from Samsung. IMO at similar price points, I'd definitely get either this or the Crucial M4 as my top choice SSD. I hope we get to see how the lower capacity drives perform and how much power they consume.
     
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    I dont think these will be similar price points though...
     
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    I have to admit that I was waiting to see what the 830 had to offer, and from what I have read so far, I can't say that it has any decided advantage over the Crucial M4. So, at this point, even if the 830 is offered at the 470 pricepoint, I would probably go for the Crucial, especially since it seems that the bugs have been worked out of the Crucial by now.
     
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    This new SSD is going to rock. I predict it's going to be priced just a tad more than the 470 is. They won't have to compete with the 470 since the inventory is drying up.

    If you buy the Samsung you won't have to work thru any bugs, wait for a bug fix, etc. I believe they have proven they can make a reliable electronic device!
     
  6. Phil

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    I agree M4 looks better to me, especially considering the price.

    One advantage the 830 has is the blazing file copy speeds.
    Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD Launch Review - File Copy Tests

    Another could be power consumption, but I haven't seen measurements yet.
     
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    I plan on getting this. However I'm just worried when it comes to updating the firmware. I'd rather not have to open up my laptop yet again, remove the ssd, and connect it to another laptop just to update its firmware.

    Is there anyway to know for sure how updates will work with this thing? Or could a current owner of the 470 series let me know (either here or by PM) if they were able to update a Samsung SSD while it was still in the notebook and NOT have to remove it?
     
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    If you're running the 470 in AHCI or IDE mode, there is no reason to open the notebook and unplug any thing.
     
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    I'm not running it but thanks! I just plan on doing a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate on the Samsung 830 but before I do that I'd like to put it into the 2nd bay, update the firmware, and then do a complete format of the SSD.

    Then once it has the latest firmware I'd move it over into the primary slot and install Windows 7 on it....
     
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    m4 is still going to be the dollar/performance/reliability champ.
     
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