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SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC512N/AM 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit

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  • Powerhouse performance--allows you to boot up your system 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 laptop installation kit
  • Ultra-slim to accommodate ultra-thin laptop PCs

Get more done on your laptop in less time with the Samsung 830 Series Solid-State Drive. This product enables you to boot up your laptop 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.


Explore the Samsung 830 Series SSD

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 system 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, the SSD is slim enough to accommodate ultra-thin laptop PCs. At 2.15 ounces, it keeps your laptop lightweight and easy to carry.

Samsung 830 Series
Energy Efficient for Extended Battery Life

As with all solid-state drives, this product contains no moving parts and therefore uses less power than a typical hard drive. This energy-efficient design can improve your laptop's battery life by up to 30 minutes--so you can stay on the go longer.

Kit for Easy Laptop Installation

The drive comes with a laptop installation kit containing a SATA-to-USB adapter cable along with a drive spacer for laptops with traditional 9.5-millimeter drive bays.

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 laptop.

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 CD, Norton Ghost 15.0 software CD, quick user manual, drive spacer, and SATA-to-USB adapter cable.

Samsung 830 Series
 
SDD
Capacity 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Model MZ-7PC128N/AM MZ-7PC256N/AM MZ-7PC512N/AM
Type of Drive SSD
Form Factor 2.5-inch standard (Reduced 7mm thickness for use with ultraportables and netbooks)
For Use With Laptops, ultraportables, netbooks
Interface SATA revision 3.0 (SATA 6Gbits/s)
Random Read Speeds 80,000 IOPS
Sequential Read/Write Speeds 520 MB/s / 320 MB/s 520 MB/s / 400 MB/s
Controller 3-Core MCX Multi-Core
Type of Memory Toggle DDR 2xnm class NAND Flash
Kit Contents Drive spacer and SATA-to-USB adapter 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 desktop 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 - Desktop MZ-7PC064D/AM MZ-7PC128D/AM MZ-7PC256D/AM MZ-7PC512D/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 Notebook Solution The Samsung SSD 830 series Notebook Upgrade Kit includes a full version of Norton Ghost, an interactive installation guide, and premium installation tools for notebooks. 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-7PC512N/AM

General

Brand
SAMSUNG
Series
830 Series
Model
MZ-7PC512N/AM
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
512GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Samsung
Height
0.28"
Width
2.75"
Depth
3.94"
Weight
0.14 lbs.

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 520 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 400 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 80,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 36,000 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)
0.13W
Operating Humidity
5% to 95% RH

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the SAMSUNG MZ-7PC512N/AM

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  • Leonard E.
  • 3/30/2013 10:57:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTwo in RAID 0

Pros: Here is my build

CASE Coolermaster HAF X
PSU Corsair 1200-Watt Power Supply CMPSU-1200AX
MOTHERBOARD ASUS Maximus V EXTREME
CPU Intel Core i7-3770K
CPU COOLER Corsair Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100)
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) F3-2133C9Q-32GXH
mSATA DRIVE Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD3 256GB (SSD)
SSD SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC512N/AM x2 RAID 0
HDD Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB x2 RAID 1
OPTICAL DRIVE Pioneer Black BDR-207DBKS X 2
OPTICAL DRIVE ASUS Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
VIDEO ASUS MARS 2 GeForce GTX 580
SOUND Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
MOUSE Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse Albino Edition
NETWORK ADAPTER TP-LINK TL-WN722N

As you can see, I have two of these drives in RAID 0 and they have worked flawlessly. The HAF X case had adapters in the hard drive trays for 2.5" drives. I am using these drives for my games and large applications. The Crucial mSATA drive is my boot drive and the WD drives are my data drives. I am going to build another computer in the near future for my wife and I am going to buy another of these for her primary drive.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/27/2012 1:34:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent performance and value

Pros: Fast, 512GB, zero compatability issues with an Alienware m14x, and now in an MSI GT60

Cons: The cost was a bit higher than others, but I wanted one that I knew would work with my laptop well.

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  • Timothy H.
  • 11/14/2012 10:56:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so reliable after all...

Pros: Good speed and capacity, as well as bood bundled maintenance software.

Cons: Failed for no reason after seven months of light use; one day all my data was simply gone, and the drive had to be formatted to again use it.

Other Thoughts: This drive had me convinced it was great and reliable, until suddenly, in an instant and with no warning whatsoever, all 300GB or so of data I had on it simply vanished. My Dell XP 17 (L702X) laptop with Window 7 Ulitmate simply could not read the drive. The only thing I could do was format the drive to attempt to again use it. I don't know about others, but as a professional, any such loss of data for no reason is totally unacceptable. Samsung simply blew it for me. And, unfortunatley, there aren't really any other games in town for reliable SSDs, not even the over-hyped Intel drives.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/14/2012 11:48:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding

Pros: Blisteringly fast drive. Everything about this is a Pro. Boots in seconds and the instant you see your desktop everything is already loaded. There is no lag like the platter drives where you have to wait a few seconds between click and a slowly opening program till everything in the background is loaded. It's an amazing piece of hardware. Gone are the slow load times on BF3 and other large games. It's a beast.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Had some trouble with Ghost so I just reinstalled Win7 on it and started from scratch. Flawless, fast and it came preloaded with 100% awesome.

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  • Michael A.
  • 9/24/2012 7:39:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDrive is fast but installation was not...

Pros: Drive is fast.

Cons: Norton Ghost was a problem. I had Norton Tech support remote access into my computer for over four hours trying to mirror the original drive onto the new Samsung. They couldn't get it. I finally got it to go, not sure what I did different. If not for this, I would give it a 5 star.

Other Thoughts: Samsung needs to put better "Quick Start" directions in the box. I didn't know to install the Samsung software before I put in the new drive, that seemed illogical. However, the Samsung Magician has some menus that walk you through the mirror process and Norton Ghost so maybe if I had known to do that I would not have had so much trouble. Of course, if you are going to reinstall everything, this is a moot point.

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  • Greg K.
  • 8/31/2012 8:30:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, Fast , Fast

Pros: FAST! If that isn't enough then add quiet and runs cool. My Windows Experience Index for the drive went from 5.8 (7200 RPM Caviar) to 7.7.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Based on other Samsung SSD drive reviews, if you are upgrading a Windows 7 PC or Laptop, don't bother using Ghost. Run a Windows System Image to a USB drive, install the new drive, insert a Windows 7 recovery disk and restore.

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  • Emory H.
  • 8/18/2012 1:21:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuperdrive!

Pros: What can I say, just the fastest drive I have ever owned. I put it in my average laptop and it boots to desktop in 1/3 the time and completes a full boot in about 1/4 the time of my old 7200 rpm drive that I thought was fast. There is a noticeable speed increase when using also because the read/write times are so fast. I am saving my pennies to buy two more for the RAID 0 in my desktop.

Cons: Still a bit pricey, but I truly think it is worth it.

Other Thoughts: Great shipping and delivery by Newegg, (but of course).

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  • Douglas F.
  • 8/11/2012 12:26:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSamsung 830 SSD

Pros: Compared to enjoying several Intel SSDs over the years, the price and capacity encouraged me to give Samsung a shot. They make electronics, buildings, do construction, and just about everything else so figured, why not?

Installed into my SR-2 without a hitch. Copied previous partition over, reordered boot priority and worked just fine! Slightly faster write speed than the Intel 320 300GB drive but significantly faster read speed.

Cons: Not dinging the drive but for you SR-2 owners, the Marvell Controller itself will limit the thoroughput to roughly 380MB/sec reads and ~240MB/sec writes. It'll be a good drive to keep around though as it can go quite a bit faster than that!

Other Thoughts: So far, love it. You can tell there's a little speed boost compared to previous SSDs with this drive. Time will tell though if it works perfectly. So far all other drives I've had have been flawless. I hope this one is too ;).

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  • Robert R.
  • 8/3/2012 10:55:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice SSD

Pros: FAST. Software actually works. FAST.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: OK, so the ASUS G74Sx was getting on 1 year old, so I decided to upgrade it a bit with the 512 GB Samsung 830. After a clone using the free EaseUS Total backup 4.5 (about 1.5 hours to make a clone on the SSD hooked to my USB3 port), I removed a few screws and slipped in the 512 GB Samsung 830, flipped it back over and booted into Win 7_64 in 15 Seconds. That was fast. Made sure I was booting in ACHI, clicked a few settings in control panel to stop indexing, defrag, etc., and put everything bak in. The entire operation took about 20 minutes. Turned everything off after a cold boot, re-ran Performance and numbers were as follows:

Pre-Samsung - CPU (i7-2500) - 6.4
16 GB Mushkin DDR3 2100 RAM- 6.5
Nvidia 560 GTX 2 GB DDR5 - 6.4
Seagate 500 GB 7200 rpm - 5.6

Post-Seagate:

CPU - 7.1
RAM -7.1
GPU -7.4
Samsung SSD - 7.9

Costs are irrelevant when returns are sufficiently high, and in this case, the $700.00 for the Samsung SSD was well worth the expense.

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  • ARTHUR A.
  • 7/20/2012 12:32:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpgrade Thinkpad W510

Pros: I have installed three of these SSDs (256GB on my new build, 512 GB for wife's new build, and this upgrade) and love them. Boot is almost instantaneous. I play computer games and the loads saves are very fast.

Tom's Hardware site rated these the best performers of the current crop of SSDs. My Windows experience performance for disk jumped from 5.9 for the factory HDD to 7.9 for the SSD and with a memory upgrade the overall jumped to 6.4 limited by graphics.

Samsung and Norton did a great job of preparing thorough instructions for using Norton Ghost for this replacement and installing the hardware. I worried that the copied partions were F:, G: and H:, but when I pulled out the old HDD and put in the SSD, the boot went fine and the drive partitions were C:, D:, and E:

Cons: Only complaint is price. For the new builds of desktops I used the version without Norton Ghost and a bracket. That was $20 less. For my wife's portable upgrade, I could use the Norton Ghost I have (its uninstalled), but I can't find a bracket for the portable. The bracket is only a piece of rubber to hold the narrower SSD in place.

Other Thoughts: Others have said Norton Ghost does not copy the vendors hidden rescue and recovery partition and they used other software to copy it. Not copying that partition is fine with me for two reasons.

1) That is 10GB that can go toward the over-provisioning (unallocated space for garbage collection) that the SSD wants

2) In the past when I have tried to use a rescue partiton, it would not run because the portable was not the same configuration as shipped (I think I had added memory).

So, I made recovery DVDs from the rescue partition. The vendor had a procedure. I have put all the original replaced components (RAM and HDD) in the Samsung SSD box. If I need a clean install, I will restore the original components, do the recovery, and then do the Norton Ghost thing over again.

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