Samsung 256GB SSD 830 Notebook/Apple Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC256N/EU)

256GB SSD 830 Notebook/Apple Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC256N/EU)

  • Read Speed: 520MB/Sec
  • Write Speed: 400MB/Sec
  • Flash: Samsung Toggle NAND
  • Controller: 3-Core ARM9 Risc MCX
  • Buffer: 256MB
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Stock Code: HD-150-SA

EAN: 8806071719085


Manufacturer: Samsung

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256GB SSD 830 Notebook/Apple Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC256N/EU)

Outstanding Performance in Multi-Tasking
Samsung’s fast random read speeds (up to 80,000 IOPS) maximize performance* when it matters most. 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.

Lightning Fast Speed. At Your Command
The 830 Series’ 520MB/s sequential read speed provides lightning fast access to your files, loading large multimedia files quickly and smoothly.

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.

A Complete, User-Friendly Solution
The Samsung SSD 830 series is available with a user-friendly installation kit, including a full version of Norton Ghost, an interactive installation guide, and premium installation tools for both desktops and laptops.

Toggle DDR NAND Flash
Use the wider image option when adding this feature. We would like to capture all of the data represented on this specific feature image. However, do not use this feature image in this document, use the actual image in images folder. 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.

3-core ARM9-based MCX Controller
While most SSD makers rely on generic, dual-core controllers, Samsung has developed its own proprietary, 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.

256MB DDR2 DRAM Cache Memory
256MB of DRAM cache memory helps maintain stable random read performance, even if the access range is increased.

The Samsung SSD 830 Series boasts superior random read speeds (up to 80,000 IOPS) and faster sequential read and write speeds (up to 520 MB/s & 400 MB/s respectively). It’s the ideal solution for your everyday computing needs, such as web browsing, document creation, viewing or editing multimedia files, playing PC games, etc.

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. The software helps to maintain the SSD at its peak condition, giving you the same great performance and reliability throughout the life of your PC. In addition to its performance maintenance features, SSD Magician also provides system information and facilitates performance benchmarking, performance optimization, OS optimization, firmware updates, secure erasing, and over provisioning.

- Capcity: 256GB
- Dimensions (LWH): 100 x 69.5 x 7 (mm)
- Samsung Toggle NAND
- Sequential Read: 520MB/s
- Sequential Write: 400MB/s
- 4K Random Read: 80,000 IOPS
- 4K Random Write: 36,000 IOPS
- Warranty: 3 years
- Norton Ghost
- SSD 2.5"-3.5" tray
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Buy Now

Bought this drive whilst on This week only in August and my Win 7 Machine now goes like the wind. better than any cpu upgrade.

stu.w 2012-10-25

Excellent wee drive

I bought this drive to go into a desktop machine, ironically, but what the hey - on an AMD A8-3870 (or whatever teh 3.00ghz one is) with 16gb RAM, I installed Windows 8 RC and Ubuntu 12.04LTS - both go like the proverbial off a shovel, no lag or slowdown - there might still be bottlenecks in the system (there will always be a bottleneck somewhere) but the bottleneck is so wide as to be utterly unnoticeable.

If you have a machine that is struggling a bit, it's of recent spec (anything quad core certainly, with more than 4gb of RAM and already has a usable GPU in it if that's your thing) then an SSD, especially an SSD 830, should be on the top of your upgrade list - they properly change how a computer feels to use.

No more waiting for paging, no more grinding away as it caches to the system disk, etc - it just flys.

Best. Purchase. Evar.

Now, to get one for my shonky old 2008 Macbook....

Steven R 2012-09-24


Must say this SSD is amazing, I came from a WD black 7200rpm drive which was rather fast, but this is just day and night between.

The Samsung tools and the usb to sata was really useful to. Easy clone your drive with norton Ghost, pop it in your laptop/PC and your good to go.

Boot times are really nice and programs really just open right away, it is also amazing how quiet your laptop is without the HDD spinning.

Fully recommend this SSD to anyone that is looking for a nice gain.

Fallen 2012-09-19

Excellent SSD

I replaced my Vertex 2E 120GB with this SSD and it feels as snappy and quick to boot up as the previous drive. I only have SATA II, so I'm getting (using ATTO) roughly:

Read: 280MB/s

Write: 270MB/s

and with AS SSD:

Read: 260MB/s

Write: 250MB/s

I didn't use the Norton Ghost software as I have read reviews that state it is a nightmare. I used Macrium Reflect and the process was insanely easy. Plug in the SSD to a USB port (using the supplied SATA to USB adapter provided), click the option to clone your Windows installation drive. You can then choose the SSD as your destination drive. Process took an hour for me.

James G 2012-08-31

Boot drive on Mac Pro

I mounted this on a Mac Pro 1,1 (mid-2007) as a boot and applications drive.
Boot time decreased from 1'30" to 50" and application launch is snappier.
All my user files are on a RAID 0 array (2 7200rpm disks).
I just cloned the original Western Digital disk and swapped it with this SSD dive. No other configuration necessary. It just work :-)
I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion.

Kermitz 2012-07-16

No brainer

Bought this to go into my 2012 Macbook Pro. Absolute no brainer at around a 1/3 of the price Apple charge for it. Drive was fitted, Lion installed from Time machine backup, all in about 10-15 minutes. Machine boots up in seconds and apps open unbelievably quick. Great service from Overclockers.

Steve 2012-07-11

1st SSD and WOW

Installed Windows 7 32bit in 15 minutes. Then all updates, latest Nvidia G/X drivers, Firefox 13, AVG Free & Spotify. Next Steam, a fresh install.After downloading & installing Just Cause 2 I started the game to find my game saves intact! (it was on my previous H/D). Amazing! 23gb used so far.
Overclockers faultless again. I got a text with 1 hour delivery time slot. Perfect.

Ben 2012-06-09

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