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SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

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  • 2.5"
  • 256GB

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Samsung LogoSamsung 830 Series SSD for Desktop Computers
(256 GB) - Your PC Transformed
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  • Powerhouse performance--allows you to boot up your desktop in as little as 15 seconds
  • Precision engineering from the inside out for exceptional performance and unrivaled reliability
  • Comes with Norton Ghost software for simple and safe data migration
  • Includes complete desktop installation kit
  • Ultra-slim to accommodate PCs of any size

Get more done on your desktop in less time with the Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive. This product enables you to boot up your desktop in as little as 15 seconds and is well suited for everyday computing tasks like surfing the web or playing PC games. Like other SSDs, this product has no moving parts, resulting in improved reliability and data protection (not to mention less noise) when compared with traditional hard drives. Norton Ghost software allows you to simply and safely transfer files to your new SSD with ease.

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Samsung 830 Series
Faster Performance, Improved Multitasking

The Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive is tailored for computing tasks like gaming, web surfing, and playing multimedia files--and it can boot up your desktop in as little as 15 seconds. The device offers random read speeds of up to 80,000 IOPS, fast sequential read speeds of up to 520 MB/s, and fast sequential write speeds of 400 MB/s. And it delivers superior multi-tasking performance with Samsung 3-Core MCX Controller and toggle NAND technology.

Unrivaled Reliability

Samsung designs and manufactures its own NAND, Controller, and DRAM Cache components, ensuring exceptional quality and reliability.

Slim, Brushed Metal Design

This 830 Series drive features a sturdy, brushed metal shell to protect it from shock, dust, and corrosion. At 0.28 inches thick and only 2.15 ounces in weight, the SSD is slim and light enough to accommodate ultra-slim PC cases.

Samsung 830 Series
Energy Efficient

As with all solid-state drives, this product contains no moving parts and therefore uses less power than a typical hard drive.

Kit for Easy Desktop Installation

The drive comes with a desktop installation kit containing a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch bracket, screws, SATA data cable, and SATA power cable.

Norton Ghost 15.0 Software

This 830 Series drive comes with a full version of Norton Ghost 15.0, a disk-cloning program that simplifies data migration and allows you to copy your entire system to your SSD with a couple of mouse clicks. Norton Ghost also offers simple data backup and recovery to keep your data protected throughout the life of the SSD.

Samsung SSD Magician Software

The included Samsung's SSD Magician software provides system information and enables performance benchmarking, performance optimization, OS optimization, firmware updates, data security, and over-provisioning. It helps maintain the SSD at its peak condition throughout the life of your desktop computer.

Minimum System Requirements and Warranty Information

The Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Linux systems. It is backed by a three-year limited warranty.

Package Contents

Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive, Samsung SSD Magician software and manual CD, Norton Ghost 15.0 software CD, quick user manual, 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch bracket, screws, SATA data cable, and SATA power cable.

Samsung 830 Series
Capacity 64 GB 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Model MZ-7PC064D/AM MZ-7PC128D/AM MZ-7PC256D/AM MZ-7PC512D/AM
Type of Drive SSD
Form Factor 2.5-inch
For Use With Desktops
Interface SATA3 (SATA 6Gbits/s)
Random Read Speeds 80,000 IOPS
Sequential Read/Write Speeds 520 MB/s / 160 MB/s 520 MB/s / 320 MB/s 520 MB/s / 400 MB/s
Memory Type Toggle DDR 2xnm class NAND Flash
Kit Contents 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch bracket, screws, SATA data cable, SATA power cable
Included Software Samsung Magician 3.0, Norton Ghost 15
Dimensions 0.28 by 2.75 by 3.94 in. (H x W x D)
Warranty 3-Year Limited
*The Samsung 830 Series SSD Drives also comes in a notebook kit and a basic non-kit version. The non-kit version does not include Norton Ghost and mounting hardware. If you prefer these versions, please follow the links below.
Capacity 64 GB 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Basic non-kit version MZ-7PC064B/WW MZ-7PC128B/WW MZ-7PC256B/WW MZ-7PC512B/WW
Full-installation kit - Laptop   MZ-7PC128N/AM MZ-7PC256N/AM MZ-7PC512N/AM
  • newegg Outstanding Performance in Multi-Tasking Samsung’s fast random read speeds (up to 80,000 IOPS) maximize performance when it matters most. And 256MB of DRAM cache memory helps maintain stable random read performance, even if the access range is increased. A Samsung SSD is the ideal solution for your everyday computing needs, such as web browsing, document creation, viewing or editing multimedia files, playing PC games, etc.
  • newegg Lightning Fast Speed, at Your Command The 830 Series’ superior sequential read speed provides lightning fast access to your files, loading large multimedia files quickly and smoothly.
  • newegg Sustained Performance and Unrivaled Reliability Samsung SSDs are designed and build completely in-house. The Samsung SSD 830 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms.
  • newegg A Complete, User-Friendly desktop Solution The Samsung SSD 830 series Desktop Upgrade Kit includes a user-friendly installation kit, including a full version of Norton Ghost, an interactive installation guide, and premium installation tools for desktops. 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.
  • newegg Toggle DDR NAND Flash Samsung’s 20-nanometer-class toggle DDR NAND Flash chips enable data transfer rates of up to 133 megabits per second (Mbps)-more than three times faster than conventional (40 Mbps) single-date-rate (SDR) NAND Flash chips.
  • newegg 3-core ARM9-based MCX Controller While most SSD makers rely on generic, dual-core controllers, Samsung has developed its own exclusive, triple-core MCX controllers that excel in multi-tasking and help to assure stead performance over time. Based on an ARM9 controller, its three CPU cores can execute multiple instructions such reading data, writing data and optimization.

Learn more about the SAMSUNG MZ-7PC256D/AM

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the SAMSUNG MZ-7PC256D/AM

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  • Joseph J.
  • 5/8/2015 8:54:23 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2 Year update

Pros: Reliable
still running after 2 and a half years with fairly heavy consumer use.

Cons: junk software, a tad slower than the current generation SSD.

Other Thoughts: some people love the software and its one click optimize. When you have a lot of RAM and it enables hibernation... yeah not so good.

other than that seems okay. Very solid drive. if you find one at a reasonable price it is worth it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/25/2014 5:22:39 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, Very Fast

Pros: Fast and would never go back to spinners. Have two set up in a Raid 0 configuration.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Make sure you back up your hard drives! Haven't had one crash, but you don't want to lose all your data!

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  • Dan D.
  • 8/16/2014 2:31:03 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCard worked great until it died

Pros: This card was great, little complains and worked well until it died, Now i get to get to test MSI's warranty policy.

Cons: Card died, good think it was under warranty :) I would expect stuff like this to always work, never overclocked or tampered with it.

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  • Arun B.
  • 3/22/2014 11:05:51 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWish I could give it 6 stars

Pros: Awesome drive!!!!! My boot up time has been cut to half since using this drive, coming from a 7200 RPM drive. Great read/write speeds and it sucks to use any computer w/o this SSD in it.


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  • Pamela M.
  • 3/15/2014 6:51:22 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid product.

Pros: Fast, Very fast. Very small, extremely quiet and stays cool. Comes with some good software for easy user-control.

Cons: Only 250gb. Price is still a little steep.

Other Thoughts: Never had any BSOD or issues related to the drive. I use my comp all the time and write/read from this SSD all the time and it still crunches good numbers 2 years later.

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  • Karen M.
  • 12/10/2013 4:14:32 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIn HTPC

Pros: Fast, stable, and cool...all the things you want in any system.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Got a 512GB for main system and put this in my HTPC...glad I did. With this and 16GB of G.Skill 1333 at CL7, its fast and cool...which is great since it sits in a closet.

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  • William R.
  • 8/15/2013 1:39:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Reliable

Pros: Perfect reliability running Windows 7, fast, silent, cool. Silence is a big factor since I sometimes use my PC for audio recording.

Cons: None.

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  • Ron H.
  • 2/27/2013 8:25:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied at a very young age

Pros: Worked great for a while

Cons: Died after 6 months

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  • Dmitry Y.
  • 1/10/2013 1:00:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent SSD

Pros: I have my Windows system running off of this SSD. It was plug and play. Loads the OS lightning fast.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Not that it matters for performance, but the SSD looks really pretty. And came in a well designed box. Shows that the manufacturer cares.

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  • David S.
  • 12/8/2012 7:58:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThe Good, The Bad, The UGLY

Pros: The Drive Works, I am not going to post benchmarks others have and there are tons out their

Cons: After Installing Norton Ghost 15 it asked me for the product key. Looked on the back of the envelop and saw the key. It failed. Repeated. Failed. No dice. Was not going to go buy a copy so I said use demo. Went to follow the instructions for disk copy and was told you need a licensed copy to use that feature. Totally worthless.

After my completely fresh new install with partition issues, I went to install Samsung SSD Magician. It seemed to have some cool features. Well would not install on Windows 8. Went to and that led me no where. Search of the knowledge base did not help either. Downloaded a program that I thought was the one and it was a Norton driver update pay Norton no thanks. Just wanted SSD magician.

So on the software only I am dinging it 2 eggs. I could have bought a non upgrade kit and mounting plate and probably saved myself a full day of frustration.

Other Thoughts: This was purchased as a Desktop HDD replacement kit as such the process of replacing was really me taking the old HDD out and re-installing windows. As noted in the CON section, the idea behind it did not work. I also had to reformat the drive as it had some sort of formatting on it. When attempting to do a clean install I got the message:

Windows Cannot be Installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. I had issues with my other Samsung 840 PRO as well. See my review on that for more information.

Needless to say a copy partition

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