1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Samsung 830 128gb priced at 109USD / 89euros

Discussion in 'Storage' started by puma99dk|, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. puma99dk|

    puma99dk|

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,288 (1.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    724
    in the next 40mins i can get this Samsung 830 Series SSD with 128gb space for 109USD / 89euros is that a fair price?

    it's SATA 6GB/s but only do Read/Write 520/320 MB/s.

    Samsung 830 Series SSD 128gb MZ-7PC128D Specs

    i think about Replacing my Intel X25-M G2 80gb and get some speed and storage but i have seen other more expensive SSD's at 120/128gb doing more in write than this, but what do u think?
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,493 (13.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,908
    Very good price. I'd buy two!
  3. puma99dk|

    puma99dk|

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,288 (1.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    724
    i only got money for one, but u think the speed is fine and have u heard about any issues?
  4. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,493 (13.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,908
    I've only heard that they are good drives. Speeds are just fine too. Unless you are transfering large amounts of data, I doubt you would notice a difference between 300 mb/s write and 500 mb/s write. For normal daily stuff, I can't really tell the difference between a good SATA II and a good SATA III SSD.
    puma99dk| says thanks.
  5. nleksan

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    239 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    36
    Location:
    Ohio
    Get it! Don't think, just get it!

    I was SET ON getting a Corsair ForceGT but came across the 256GB Samsung 830 ("bare kit" - just the box and essentials, not the full Desktop Upgrade Kit) for $209 total after sale + "code" on Newegg. I read one review, and I was sold.

    It is the absolute best drive when it comes to doing a combination of reads/writes, as if I recall correctly, its WRITE speeds are off the charts, and its READ speeds are more than competitive.

    The thing that made me feel most secure in purchasing it, is that performance is within 1% regardless of how full the drive is, and it doesn't lose ANY performance after a HUGE amount of Data Writes! I will try and find the review that had all of this in it, but I am pretty sure it was Anandtech...


    Edit: I almost forgot... TWO days after ordering my 830, Newegg had the 240GB ForceGT on sale for just $190... I didn't regret not-waiting ONE BIT!!! And I love the Corsair GT drives!! (although I would probably grab the Perf Pro model now...)
  6. puma99dk|

    puma99dk|

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,288 (1.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    724
    oki, i think that i will try running some games from it together with Windows 7 and 8 64bit to see how it will go together with the rest of my system since my 80gb is a little small for games aswell.

    well i forgot to say it's labelled OEM but should i be worried about that?
  7. nleksan

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    239 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    36
    Location:
    Ohio
    Nope, that just means you don't get the fancy retail packaging and extras.... You still get to download the Samsung drive software and all that from their site, so you're not missing anything!!

    EDIT: Oh, another thing.. While Samsung may advertise lower numbers than many competitors, it is by far the most accurate when it comes to advertising actual capabilities; dozens of SSD reviews have shown me that those are the numbers you will see with the Samsung with a margin of error of maybe 5% max; compared to the Vertex3 and the like, which tend to have a margin-of-error as high as 33%, it's very good..

    They are EXTREMELY consistent-performing drives: that is something I would take any day of the week over a theoretically-faster but inconsistent drive!
    puma99dk| says thanks.
  8. puma99dk|

    puma99dk|

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,288 (1.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    724
    thx nleksan i will lay in my order in a few mins.

    it's Komplett.dk that's having a "time sale" where get have Hardware & Gaming from 20-21 (GMT +01:00)

    Komplett.dk Time Sale (Danish)
  9. nleksan

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    239 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    36
    Location:
    Ohio
    I am 99% sure you will love the drive! Granted, there is always room for error regardless of how good the company is, etc; but that said, I have searched for reports of issues with the Samsung 830 (256GB version specifically) and found very little... The warranty is more than sufficient to cover any issues, which are rare anyways. No worries of BSOD/Firmware Problems/crashes/freezing/etc like with Sandforce drives: Samsung is the only company now whose drives are made entirely in-house (they make their own NAND, their own Controller, etc).

    Plus, their SSD Magician software is well-regarded! Synchronous/Toggle-NAND memory + Samsung Controller = reliable, fast, long-lasting drive!
  10. puma99dk|

    puma99dk|

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,288 (1.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    724
    Ordered and saved 37% of the normal price that was 166USD / 135euro so i think i will call it an early b-day gift from myself, even there is two days and a month until my b-day :laugh:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page