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SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128N/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit

  • 2.5"
  • 128GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the SAMSUNG MZ-7PC128N/AM

General

Brand
SAMSUNG
Series
830 Series
Model
MZ-7PC128N/AM
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
128GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Samsung
Height
0.28"
Width
2.75"
Depth
3.94"
Weight
0.13 lbs.

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 520 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 320 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 80,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 30,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,500,000 hours

Features

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

Software Compatibility with 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)

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.08W
Power Consumption (Active)
0.15W
Operating Humidity
5% to 95% RH

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Michael G.
  • 3/21/2014 10:47:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best of their time, but pricey.

Pros: Fast, durable, nice software, and attractive design. Simply the best of their time. A nice way to bring new life to an older laptop.

Cons: Too expensive in my opinion. If buying today, they are 2-3 times more expensive than the current lineup.

Other Thoughts: I wish they kept this line going while lowering the price. Have owned for approx 1.5 years and never a problem. For some reason AOL Desktop is not compatible with this SSD. I have not had time to try with any other SSD brand.

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  • Christopher O.
  • 2/10/2013 12:38:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper Fast

Pros: 15 sec boot time, 8 sec shut down time.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Used as laptop hard drive for my wife. She uses Adobe Illustrator so we learned that when she is working with large files, she needs more free space to use as the scratch disk because she was getting errors to that effect. I just purchased the 250GB 840 drive for that reason. Other than that this drive has been fantastic.

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  • Mark S.
  • 1/8/2013 8:41:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNew Standard for New Builds

Pros: 7.9 WEI score. Desktop computer boots fast and programs open in a snap. Windows 7 installed in minutes. Never needs defrag or indexing. Comes with handy usb cable.

Cons: Pricey at $135. Had to buy bracket with it. Hung Norton cd from a tree. Seems to repel coyotes OK. SATA III cable not included.

Other Thoughts: Installed in new build. System disk is no longer the weak link. Thanks to reviewers below whose guidance I used to set up the BIOS for this drive. Disable scheduled defrag and indexing. Not needed and may cause wear and tear.

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  • Henry S.
  • 12/16/2012 8:31:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsfrustrated

Pros: can't rate higher since I can't install it. I will have to reevaluate, if I don't rma it.

Cons: I paid extra for this product because it came with a "full" installation package but there was no bracket in the box and no activation code for Norton Ghost. It won't clone without one and presumably they want more money for that. I have also read here that it doesn't clone everything anyway. I could have bought an 840 for about $88 and a $5 bracket, and may still.

Other Thoughts: Newegg's always been good about this sort of thing so I will see what they can do.

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  • Maxwell Z.
  • 12/12/2012 6:22:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Drive for the Price

Pros: Solid constant performance. Runs cool.

Cons: Would buy another one for other computer if it was still on sale..

Other Thoughts: After my OCZ SSD kept giving me constant headaches I was worried I would get the same with another SSD based on a lot of other reviews I was coming across. Samsung though has renewed my faith in SSD hard drives.

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  • Jordan Z.
  • 11/26/2012 9:21:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsNo more static!

Pros: I am not an audiophile but I have incredibly sensitive ears. I enjoy music through my headset but when ever I would use the inline controller with the headset I would get a type of mechanical static but not anymore!

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Headset amp is wonderful and the driver support sucks. Google uni xonar and use that instead.

Don't forget to change the bios to turn off onboard audio and to uninstall the drivers!

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  • Gordon R.
  • 11/19/2012 1:27:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs"Not to Shabby"

Pros: First off... it"s a Samsung. Need I say much more. My home is filled with Samsung products and I don't even own stock in the company. I"m running it in a 990fx UD5 Gigabyte MB w/ Windows 8, 24g of 1833 GSkill, an 8350 AMD 8 core CPU and 6800 series Video. I am getting all 7.9's on Windows and the boot times have jumped from 44 seconds to 13.3 seconds on restarts. And this is the 128g, 830 Model.
What would the 840 do? This thing is way fast. Install was a breeze with no problems what so ever. My machine has not been shut off since Oct. 12th, and not one lick of trouble. And also, Thanks to NewEgg for the speedy service.

Cons: It doesn't keep my coffee to warm at all...

Other Thoughts: Love this drive and would recommend it to all that are looking for a small SSD for upgrading. Not so much money and really fast... And, like I said, it's a Samsung. And again... Thanks NewEgg!

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  • Andrew H.
  • 11/19/2012 12:52:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSSD FLYS, GHOST CRASHED

Pros: Instaled in a Dell mini 1012 w/ 2GB RAM, and 1.66Mhz CPU and even with the hardware limitaions of the mini this SSD was a good upgrade,IMO. Faster startups, shutdowns and general operating sppeds along with cooler operations and extended batter life. The mini is only SATA II BTW. Already bought one for my wife's Dell 1120 Insipron.

Cons: The included Norton Ghost was extremely frustrating. Tell you upfront it will not copy the recovery partition, or Dell utility partition. Basically let me clone the C partition, but that woul;d not boot of course. No master boot record, etc. My neighbor who uses Norton commercial software to maintain and clone servers could not get it to work. Ended up buying Newegg Item# N82E16812161004 for $14 and had the complete drive cloned in 40 minutes. Sheez, what a waste that Ghost is. I should have bought the bare SSD drive with the Apricon kit and saved money and about 6 hours of wasted time.

Other Thoughts: Already recieved the Samsung bare drive and used it to clone the HDD of the Inspiron 1120. Same thing, 40 minutes ffor complete clone including the Dell utility and recovery partitions. EZ GIG IV was so simple to use

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  • Frederick H.
  • 11/4/2012 10:01:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEggcelent, but beware

Pros: Fast. Really fast. Easy to install. Comes with handy USB to SATA adapter for migration

Cons: Beware, it does NOT actually come with migration software. It only links you to a demo version of North Ghost (ugh!), which you have to purchase in order to actually migrate your system.

Other Thoughts: I used Paragon MigrateOS to transfer my system to the new drive, but you can also use your favorite image backup/restore program as well.

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  • Victor P.
  • 11/2/2012 4:13:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Great speed, Easy physical install, does what it says

Cons: Notebook upgrade kit is kind of a joke (unless this is the norm)

Other Thoughts: It's fast and all of the positive reviews are on the mark. I'm actually using it in an Asus G73jh, so it's a SATA 2 connection. Nonetheless, it's a great improvement over normal HDD.

I would suggest anyone on the fence to get it. I took some points off forums for installing this on Win7 64. I had to play with which bay it belonged in and go through some settings tweaking that's more than when installing a normal HDD, but that is to be expected.

For those teetering between 64GB and this 128GB, here's my setup:

- Win7 64bit
- Office 2010 64 bit
- Adobe CS5 Master Collection

With just that and some very small random files, I'm at 64GB used already. I wouldn't have been able to do it on a lesser than 128GB and feel comfortable. This is a work laptop and will likely not have anything else in it on the OS drive. But I have 55GB free now and it's nice to have breathing room.

*A note on the upgrade kit. The kit is a plastic square that acts to lift the drive. I thought it would come with a metal housing or something. But this may be wishful thinking, especially since laptops may not standardize their HDD bays. But that's not Samsung's fault. I saw on Youtube someone use earplugs to cushion the drive so it's stable in the bay. I'd be more comfortable with a metal bracket tho.

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