Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM (256 GB)

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Item 7390: Samsung 830 Series 256GB MZ-7PC256N/AM
BrandSamsung
Family830 Series
PartMZ-7PC256N/AM
Size256 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerSamsung S4LJ204X01
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Warranty3 year
MZ-7PC256N/AM Reviews3 (avg: 4.3/5)

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

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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. (samsung.com)

Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 99.95 2.56
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 189.99 2.53
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 229.00 2.10
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 249.99 2.05
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 129.99 1.97
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 259.00 1.85
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 275.64 1.74
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 149.99 1.71
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 284.48 1.69
PNY Prevail SSD9SC480GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 302.33 1.59
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 321.88 1.49
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F480GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 366.96 1.31
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 195.99 1.31
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 5 399.99 1.28
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 200.00 1.28
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW480A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 379.99 1.26
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 285.50 1.26
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 219.99 1.16
Transcend SSD720 TS512GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 451.05 1.14
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-512G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 469.99 1.09
Plextor PX-M5P Series PX-512M5P Marvell 88SS9187 SATA 6 Gb/s 768 512 5 489.10 1.05
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-360G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 349.99 1.03
Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 497.85 1.03
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 600 3 587.68 1.02
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 257.77 0.99
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 273.36 0.94
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 600 3 666.35 0.90
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 302.89 0.85
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 359.99 0.83
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F480GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 599.00 0.80
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW480A3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 599.99 0.80
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC512D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 649.99 0.79
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-480G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 612.79 0.78
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 391.79 0.77
OCZ Vertex 3 Low Profile 7mm Series VTX3LP-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 649.89 0.74
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 449.99 0.67
Intel DC S3700 Series SSDSC2BA400G301 SATA 6 Gb/s 400 622.00 0.64
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/256G Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 450.73 0.57
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 482.55 0.53
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 529.00 0.48
A-DATA S599 AS599S-256GM-C SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 564.21 0.45
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 569.89 0.45
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 599.98 0.43
Cavalry Pelican Elite CASD0256P2 JMicron JMF602 SATA 256 1 689.36 0.37
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO256GB SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 729.99 0.35

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-10-10 $569.89 -30.10
2014-09-15 $599.99 +300.01
2014-08-02 $299.98 -100.00
2014-07-31 $399.98 -200.01
2014-07-29 $599.99 +200.02
2014-07-29 $399.97 -0.01
2014-07-29 $399.98 +0.01
2014-07-29 $399.97 -0.01
2014-07-28 $399.98 +0.01
2014-07-28 $399.97 -0.01

Manufacturer's Specs

General
PackageNotebook Upgrade Kit
IncludesUSB to SATA Cable, Drive Spacer for 9.5mm drive bays, Norton Ghost 15, SSD Magician 3.0
Performance
Sequential read520 MB/s
Sequential write400 MB/s
Random Read80,000 IOPS
Random Write36,000 IOPS
Power
Consumption0.12 W

External links

Samsung MZ-7PC256N/AM Reviews & Benchmarks

PureOverclock - Samsung 830 256GB Great Hardware - March 14, 2012
Register Hardware - Samsung SSD 830 (85/100) Recommended - Jan. 6, 2012
Legit Reviews - Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA III SSD Review Recommended Award - Dec. 15, 2011

Other Samsung 830 Series Reviews & Benchmarks

Hardware Secrets - Samsung 830 Series 256 GB SSD Review - Sept. 11, 2012
Silent PC Review - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB vs. Samsung 830 Series 128GB - Aug. 26, 2012
techPowerUp - Samsung 830 Series SSD 512 GB Review - Aug. 22, 2012
Real World Labs - Samsung 830 256GB SSD Review - July 31, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: June 2012 - June 28, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: May 2012 - May 29, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: April 2012 - April 26, 2012
ThinkComputers - Samsung 830 Series Solid State Drive Review - April 2, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: February 2012 - Feb. 28, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: January 2012 - Jan. 24, 2012
OCAHOLIC - Samsung PM830 SSD 128 Gigabyte - Jan. 3, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: December 2011 - Dec. 29, 2011
KitGuru - Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD Review - Dec. 1, 2011
TechSpot - Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD Review - Sept. 27, 2011
  • Samsung MZ-7PC512 Outstanding!
AnandTech - The Samsung SSD 830 Review - Sept. 24, 2011
  • Samsung MZ-7PC512
Hot Hardware - Samsung SSD 830 Series Preview - Sept. 23, 2011
  • Samsung MZ-7PC256
Tom's Hardware - Samsung Goes 6 Gb/s: Is The 830-Series SSD King Of The Hill? - Sept. 23, 2011
  • Samsung MZ-7PC256
Hardware Heaven - Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD Launch Review - Sept. 23, 2011
  • Samsung MZ-7PC256 (10/10) Gold Award

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