Samsung 256GB 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD Laptop Kit + FREE Norton Ghost 15

Samsung 256GB 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD Laptop Kit + FREE Norton Ghost 15

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Samsung SSD 830 Series: 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD for Desktop PC & Laptop PC


  • Samsung 3-core MCX controller
  • Samsung 2x nm Toggle DDR NAND Flash memory
  • Samsung 256MB DDR2 SDRAM cache memory
  • Magician software for SSD management
  • Black-tone, brushed metal design
  • Only 7mm thick to accommodate the latest slim-profile laptop PCs

Outstanding Performance in Multi-tasking

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.

Superior Reliability

As the world's #1 DRAM, NAND Flash, and SSD supplier, Samsung has unique, industry-leading engineering resources, technologies, and manufacturing processes as well as more stringent quality and testing standards. All Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house, rather than sourcing generic parts from the market. The Samsung SSD 830 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms.

Industry-leading Design

The Samsung SSD 830 Series features stunning design and precision engineering - inside and out. It measures only 7mm thick, so it can even accommodate the latest ultra-slim laptop PCs.

Magician Software

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.

A complete, user-friendly Solution

The Samsung SSD 830 series is available with both desktop and laptop installation kits. The desktop kit comes with SATA data and power cables, screws, and a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket. The laptop kit includes a SATA to USB adapter cable to facilitate easy data migration and a mounting spacer so that laptops with traditional 9.5mm drive bays can accommodate the Samsung SSD 830 Series' new slim profile.

All Samsung SSD 830 Series (Desktop & Laptop Kits only) Series models include a full version of Norton Ghost 15.0, rather than the limited data migration utilities included with most SSDs today. In addition to its robust data migration features, Norton Ghost 15.0 offers users advanced data backup and recovery functionality to ensure data integrity throughout the useful lifetime of the drive.

Finally, Samsung takes the stress out of the upgrade process by offering the best, most extensive User Manuals in the industry

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions (L* W* H): 100 x 69.85 x 7 (mm)
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch
  • NAND Flash Memory: 2x nm Samsung Toggle DDR MLC NAND Flash Memory
  • Performance*: Sequential Read: Max. 520 MB/s (64GB/128GB/256GB/512GB)
  • Sequential Write: Max. 400 MB/s (256GB/512GB)
  • 4KB Random Read: Max. 80,000 IOPS (128GB/256GB/512GB)
  • 4KB Random Write: Max. 36,000 IOPS (256GB/512GB)
  • TRIM Support: Yes (Requires OS Support)
  • Garbage Collection: Yes
  • S.M.A.R.T: Yes
  • Weight: Max. 62.5g (256GB/512GB)
  • Reliability: 1.5 million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
  • Power Consumption: Active : 0.127W * (Typical) Idle : 0.078W** (Typical)
  • Shock: 1500G & 0.5ms (Half sine)
  • Warranty: 3 years

  • Performance measurements based on Iometer with queue depth equal to 32. / * Active power is measured during execution of MobileMark 2007 in Windows 7 / ** DIPM enabled value



Product Description
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N - solid state drive - 256 GB - SATA 6Gb/s
Solid state drive - internal
256 GB
Form Factor
2.5" Ultra Slim Line
SATA 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
600 MBps
Buffer Size
256 MB
TRIM support, Garbage Collection technology, S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
69.85 mm x 100 mm x 7 mm
62.5 g
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Device Type
Solid state drive - internal
256 GB
Form Factor
2.5" Ultra Slim Line
SATA 6Gb/s
Buffer Size
256 MB
TRIM support, Garbage Collection technology, S.M.A.R.T.
69.85 mm
100 mm
7 mm
62.5 g


Drive Transfer Rate
600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate
520 MBps (read) / 400 MBps (write)
4KB Random Read
80000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
36000 IOPS


1,500,000 hours

Expansion & Connectivity

1 x SATA 6 Gb/s
Compatible Bay
2.5" Ultra Slim Line

Software & System Requirements

Software Included
Norton Ghost 15, Samsung Magician Software 3.0
OS Required
Linux, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)


Included Accessories
2.5mm mounting spacer
Cables Included
1 x USB / Serial ATA cable
Mounting Kit

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
60 °C
Humidity Range Operating
5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Shock Tolerance
1500 g @ 0.5ms (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance
2.17 g @ 7-800 Hz (operating) / 3.08 g @ 7-800 Hz (non-operating)

Customer reviews

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Reviewed by matt hunt on 10/11/2013
I have had this drive in my laptop for about a year now. Not a single fault. I would buy Samsung again, and again.
4* Everything good apart from Ghost
Reviewed by Sam on 19/11/2012
Now the drive is in I can't say a bad thing about it, it works very nicely and my Vaio SA4 boots up windows 8 in only about 5 seconds (and shots down in about 3 seconds).

Only gripe and it's a big one is that I paid extra for the laptop upgrade kit, only to find that the Ghost software doesn't run on Windows 8 (even in compatibility mode).. made doing the upgrade far more painful, having to back up then restore the system using an additional USB HDD.
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