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  • B3an - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    People should start seriously considering Samsung SSD's, they seem to have Intel reliability, which is why many companies use them in there products, and now they possibly have SandForce speed. Reply
  • fhaddad78 - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    I just hope they shake up the market with a nice price point. Samsung has deep enough pockets to do it. Reply
  • lyeoh - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    I am seriously considering the PM810, just wish it would be cheaper :).

    One of the common workloads for me at work is copying folders full of various sized files (mostly small) from and to the same drive - so it's read and write to the same drive.

    Techspot did a test on something like this and the Samsung did better than the Crucial C300 and Vertex 2. I'm not sure which Anandtech benchmark would be a good match for my workload.

    The Vertex 3 might be faster, but the fact that OCZ/Sandforce could release stuff with a "time warp" bug discourages me from picking them.
  • Mr Perfect - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    If it's got performance anywhere near the Sandforce then I will seriously consider it. I've watched a friend struggle with a second gen Sandforce drive for the last eight months, so they're completely off the table. Reply
  • ComputerGuy2006 - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    I dont like these post.

    Seems my feeds get littered with spam post (aka: product announcements with little to no info on the product)... Lets just look at all the spam from yesterday + the few post done this morning:

    - Meet the 6Gbps Samsung SSD 830: The Consumer PM830
    - MSI Launches Slim 14" X460 and X460DX Notebooks
    - Initial AT&T LTE Devices Launching August 21
    - Samsung Releases White Galaxy S II
    - Minecraft Now Available for Sony's Xperia Play
    - Apple Begins Selling $69 Lion USB Drive
    - Indie Space-Shooter Space Pirates and Zombies Now On Steam

    Wow.... Not even 36 hours and we have 7 of these post. I am even finding I sometimes miss out on review post because I think they are spam and dont open them.

    It would be nice if there was a way to setup the feed to only get reviews.
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    Hi CG;

    As of last week we now have 3 RSS feeds.

    1) The old feed is now the global (articles + pipeline) feed:

    2) The pipeline feed:

    3) The article feed:

    It sounds like you want the article feed instead of the global feed.
  • iGo - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    Thanks for this, I wasn't aware of the new RSS feeds. Even I'm using the global feed and was in quite a similar notion like ComputerGuy2006. Time to update my reader to use article feed instead. :D Reply
  • WeaselITB - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    Ditto to iGo's comment -- I like that you've got all three feeds, but wasn't aware of the two new ones. Thanks.

  • Sangueffusor - Saturday, August 20, 2011 - link


    Is there a way to tell at-a-glance which items are pipeline and which are articles? An addition to the global feed of Pipeline: or Article: in front of the title would make it easier for me to manage. Read pipeline articles immediately and then delete them from my queue, and then read the articles or save them for later.
  • Exodite - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    I'll keep an eye out for this, definitely.

    Autumn should hopefully mark my first foray into SSD land as it is and I have good experiences with everything Samsung, aside from their optical drives.
  • iwod - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    Hopefully this mean Apple will finally get a half decent SSD Controller. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    Personally I wish these guys would include better 3.5" adapters. I've gone through a few of them now; these mini-sleds are generally incompatible with high-end cases that use drive trays, both because of the shape and because the SSD doesn't line up with the edge of the tray like a real HDD does.

    Something like the SilverStone SDP09 would be much more appropriate; it's basically a drive caddy for 2.5" drives that's built to the dimensions of a 3.5" HDD. Which means it fits drive trays perfectly and lines up with hot-swap backplanes.
  • jwilliams4200 - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    There is no purely mechanical bracket that can adapt a 2.5" drive to a 3.5" form-factor with the SATA connectors in the precise location of a 3.5" drive. It is impossible.

    The reason it is impossible is simple. The location of the SATA port, as an offset from the edge of the drive, is the same for both 2.5" and 3.5" drives.

    That means that there are two possibilities to make a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter that lines up the SATA connectors:

    1) Leave off the tapped screw holes on the side where the SATA connector resides. This allows the SATA connector to line up since the 2.5" drive will be flush (i.e., same location as a 3.5" drive edge), but it will be lacking some of the mounting holes that a 3.5" drive has. I've never seen a bracket that takes this approach.

    2) Use a cable or a circuit board to route the SATA and power connections from the 2.5" drive to the proper location for a 3.5" drive. Some Icy-Dock models take this approach.
  • cbass64 - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    I just use ICY Dock SSD can put anything with a SATA connector in there and it fits like a regular 3.5" HDD. I've used SSD's, mobile drives, MSATA drives with interposers. They are life savers at work when we swap out dozens of SSDs at a time. Reply
  • imaheadcase - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    BF3 comes out in October, and lots of new hardware comes out to match for it. OH YAH! Reply
  • rruscio - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    It worked for a while, and then my machine started to BSOD at boot. Tried the drive in other mobo, and BSOD. RMA'd the drive, tech reported "no issues". I asked for a replacement anyhow, which has been fine ever since.

    My suspicion, and I haven't checked, was a firmware rev improved things. Samsung's firmware updates are difficult to accomplish.

    Me, I'll stick to Intel for a while. RMA's are a PITA.

  • Beenthere - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    If Samsung can deliver what no one else has so far in consumer SSDs - fast, reliable, compatibility issue free SSDs at a fair price, then I'm in. I'll let others do the beta testing on these drives however. Even Intel's 320 series has a firmware Bug that they hope to fix in a few weeks, so no current consumer level SSD supplier has been immune to SSD issues. Reply
  • dijuremo - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    From the photograph it looks like it is a 7mm model, that fact itself will give it an edge over offerings from other vendors (Is Intel the only other vendor that has a 7mm model at the moment?). We tend to use Lenovo laptops and all their 12" models and S models seem to only take the 7mm parts, which makes it hard to go with other vendors.

    I hope OCZ would listen and start doing something to go from 9mm to 7mm, but that may take time...
  • gramboh - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    Excited to see Anand's review on one of these units once they hit the market. Was leaning toward an Intel 510, but this looks like a good option for those scared off by the SF2281 issues (however big or small they might be). Reply
  • DanNeely - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    I'm more worried about the equivalent issues in the SF1200 actually. I want a 256GB class SSD; and competition has driven the 1st gen sandforce drives as much as $100 less than the current ones. $300 is a much more palatable pricepoint for me than $400; especially since the performance difference between the two is mostly unnoticeable in userland. Reply
  • rundll - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    "...Don't expect it to be any slower than the 500/350MB/s read/writes of the PM830...."

    These speeds are for the 512 GB model, right?
    That should be mentioned.
  • geminikelly - Monday, December 05, 2011 - link

    I bought the "SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128N/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit" from for $199 and free shipping. Normal price was $229. They are sold out now, as of Dec. 5th. Maybe they will get more in stock before Christmas. Reply

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