titleIn the beginning, there were platter hard drives. They would spend their lives spinning away into a data driven oblivion. Google has even authored a study on hard drives, and their reliability. For awhile, there were drives called RAM drives. They would use some of your system memory as a temporary hard drive (temporary because they were volatile) as a means to store and access data. This process was very quick. Recently, solid state hard drives (like a RAM drive, but not really) have become popular. They access data very quickly, and although they are small in size, they do pack quite a punch. Today we will be looking at the Samsung 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s drive (128GB capacity). How does it compare to other SSDs on the market, and does its performance warrant installation in your PC? Read on to find out!

Product Name: Samsung 830 Series SSD (128GB)

Review Sample Provided By: Samsung

Words By: Chad

Pictures By: Wes





Product Type

Solid State Drive with Notebook Upgrade Kit SATA – SATA III (6Gb/s)


2.5" 7mm (Ultraslim) Form Factor





Sequential Read Speed


Sequential Write Speed


Random Read Speed


Random Write Speed


Power Consumption (W)



5V ± 5%

Operating Systems Compatible

Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP, MAC OSX, Linux

Operating Temperature

32F to 140F


.13 lbs.


3 Years

Product Contents

Drive, USB to SATA Cable, Drive Spacer for 9.5mm drive bays, Norton Ghost 15, SSD Magician 3.0, Documentation


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #25750 15 Jun 2012 17:34
A look at a Samsung SATA 3 ssd. Sorry we didn't have better drives to put it up against. I'm going to fill in our database with a few drives I have around here for our next SSD review to give you guys a better idea of performance.

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