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Samsung Announces SSD 470 Bundle that Includes Norton Ghost 15 Migration Software

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Samsung is launching a new SSD 470 package with greatly enhanced user convenience features compared to the existing SSD 470 series. This July, all Samsung 470 Series SSDs will include a full copy of Norton Ghost 15.0 to greatly reduce the frustration of data migration, backup, and recovery. While the physical installation of the drive is trivial to many users, the tedious process of installing the OS, running OS updates, installing patches, reinstalling software, setting up user preferences, and migrating old data is frustrating and time-consuming. With the inclusion of Norton Ghost 15.0, the time it takes to migrate to a new SSD is reduced by up to 75 percent, meaning your new drive can be up and running in under an hour instead of nearly four.

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Oooo, Ahhhh.

Cost please?
 
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How about doing the intelligent thing and just remove the crappy Norton software and pass the savings onto your customers?
 
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No mention of price and what SATA interface this is native to....yea, this one's a real eye opener here.
 

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How about doing the intelligent thing and just remove the crappy Norton software and pass the savings onto your customers?
You already have 470 without Norton Ghost. This is a new bundle.

Besides, Norton Ghost is quite useful, it does what Intel's Migration Assistant software does (clone your HDD onto the SSD), plus a lot of other backup features.
 
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Useless if you are using the SSD for a fresh install.

There will be no change to the 470 series product, it is getting a bit old now, SATA 3 Gbit/s interface. A decent product but has always been a little overpriced IMO.
 
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Breathless you nailed it.
I would throw that software in the rubbish at the retail store I buy it from.

Acronis True Image home free with and WD drive is good enough. Max 15mins to load a win7ultimate backup image to a new hd/ssd.
PS> this is one hell of a decent ssd.

Few things to keep in mind, it is more expensive, get a decent intel driver past the .30 that fixes major intel sata performance bugs.
Download the Samsung ssd magician program and let it optimize the performance / download and make a usb firmware stick and you would be in SATAII heaven.

If only it was SATAIII .
PS: You can use the same win7 ssd in another pc, on first boot press F8 and let it in safe mode do it's driver trick and once finished do a normal start. 1 ssd works on 2 pc's or this works for me.