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  1. puma99dk|

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    i should get my 128gb version of the 830 series tomorrow or latest at friday ^^

    got it for a really nice baring so i couldn't resit not to buy it x:
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    This is a real question: What's the problem with ssdreview?
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  3. dr emulator (madmax)

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    dam i doubt i could get some of the speeds you guys have got :twitch::cry:

    i was going to run some speed tests but something farked up and win 7 wouldn't let me log in properly ,so after several reboots and similar forum searches i decided to format . :eek:

    i have updated the bios to the latest ,so i hope it's going to be ok, only time will tell :rolleyes:
    i'll also be doing some emulation tests with games i own(ps2) so that should be interesting:D
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    Was that the mobo bios? Have you tried the 830 firmware? Both of my drives came shipped with the latest firmware so I haven't had to update it. But through the Magician software it looks to be fairly simple.

    I have my 2 830s in raid0 right now, but I don't think I'm going to keep them that way for long, not sure if it's worth it honestly.

    When you get it running all beautifully, post up some of yours screens of your speeds
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    RAID0 isnt worth it with SSDs until TRIM works.TRIM will work with Windows8 and INtel RST11.5
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    well, I just installed my new samsung 830 256gb, the question it is :it is worth to let the Magician to stay on, it is doing something imortant, or just to use this software from time to time?
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    No, you don't need to run it everyday or keep it running. the drive will work fine without it

    I'd run the Magician software to do a few of the optimizations if you didn't already, and to update firmware.
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    Ok, so I will not run everyday,thank you.
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    will this work with inspiron e1505/6400

    hi to all new poster,

    i have an insiron 1505/e6400 laptop and have just purchased this samsung drive. will this drive work with my system, i dont mind if its not reaching its potential if it works.

    i have windows 7 32bit and 2gb of memory but upgrading to 3gb soon.

    thanks in advance.

    andy
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    Andy,

    You'll need to find out if your hard drive is a SATA or IDE connection type. After that, you may need to see if the drive can fit(physically) into the hard drive slot to replace your existing one.

    More than likely, it will work but cover your bases first :)
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    My 256GB SSD 830 has been up and running for 8 hours now. Super fast, must faster at installing Windows then my old Crucial... very impressed.
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    That's good to hear you got it, way to go good choice. It's nice, huh
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    Much better overall, the polished black wood frame on it is gorgeous, I almost didn't want to put it in my case. MagicTune is awesome, one click tune took care of everything for me, no worrying about manually disabling superprefetch or anything.

    Glad to be apart of this club.
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    MagicTune? In the latest versions it is called Samsung SSD Magician ;)
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    That is what I meant goofball! :laugh:
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    thanks for your reply mlee4, its a sata connection and i know the form factor is right, its more that my laptop is sata1 i think and the samsung drive is sata3 and my machine does not support ahci so that was my query so hoping this will solve the problem i have.

    i have an ocz octane s2 which the laptop keeps freezing and then no boot device or media message is displayed after auto restart, so i have gone for the more expensive samsung drive to see if this will cure my issue?

    thanks

    andy
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    It might do.

    that Samsung 830 is a lot lot lot better then that crappy Octane SSD.



    ::EDIT::

    On second thoughts, the 830 might not be such a great idea depending on what version of Windows you are using, your mobo might not support AHCI but Windows 7 has its own 'TRIM' so thats not much of a problem.

    Since you mention that your system only supports Sata 1, Im guessing you could be running Windows XP. Windows XP does not natively support TRIM.

    I as far as im aware there are only a few SSDs out there that have their own form of TRIM or 'garbage collection' These are Kingston SSDNow V200+ and possibly OCZ Vertex 2/2E's. so it might be worth picking up one of them if you are on a XP machine but want all the benefits of an SSD. (dont quote me on the OCZ though, Its just what ive heard from other websites. Though I did own a Vertex 2E but my mobo supports Sata II/III and more importantly AHCI)
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    That's for posting, looking good. Your score is great for an 830, higher than mine, either of them ;)
    I'll rerun this afternoon.
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