Quick as a Flash?
Evidently, Samsung has made a good job of building the uprated controller in the 830. If the performance of the OCZ Vertex 3 is anything to go by, then it’s certainly more than a match for the Sandforce SF2000 controlled drives. The last test shows the true value of the Sata 3 6Gb/s interface over the previous Sata 2 3Gb/s one. The 830 copies the file folder in well under half the time of the 470.
CrystalDiskMark 3 Results
Data throughput in Megabytes per Second (MB/s)
Longer bars are better
Samsung quotes sequential read and write figures for the SSD 830 256GB version at 520MB/s and 400MB/s respectively, and judging from the ATTO benchmark results that pretty much on the money and in fact the review drive managed to squeeze out a few more MB/s for both read (546MB/s) and writes (408MB/s) above Samsung’s figures.
Both the read and write figures drop a little during the more demanding AS SSD, CrystalMark and HD Tach benchmarks, but still are pretty impressive.
Mounting brackets are included in the desktop version
I really like Samsung’s SSD 830 and it shows that its predecessor, the SSD 470 was no flash in the pan. While it may be more expensive than, for instance OCZ’s Vertex 3, it does come bundled with some powerful and very useful utilities. Moreover, in terms of performance, the Samsung SSD 830 delivers some serious competition to its Sandforce equipped rivals. ®
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It sounds like you have a dud (drive, cable, mobo socket, Rev A sandy bridge?). All my SSDs are well aged (mix of samsung, intel, corsair) and working fine, even without extra settings/maintenance.
Argh! Pet Peeve!
b = Bit
B = Byte
You have effectively reduced the reported capacities of the SSDs to an eighth of their actual size.
SSDs only lasting 14-18 months? What are you doing with them? I maintain a (small) fleet of notebooks which have all had SSDs for the past three years. All used as primary machines with no performance problems to date.
And as for size, 320 G on a notebook? If you are storing that much, you either are not portable (and why bother with a notebook or SSD) or you are not using half of it. SSD gives great storage/weight and particularly storage/power so it is ideal in a portable medium. On anything else, yeah, disks are much cheaper.
Still far too expensive
To tempt the masses away from using spinnig platters of some magnetic oxide.
Cut the price of the lower specced 256Gb (and upwards) drives and you will get a lot more sales.
With even basic laptops coming with 320Gb and more capacity HDD's these days, it is hard to swap one out with a 64Gb/128Gb SSD drive that costs the same as the 320Gb HDD
Mmmm, Sausage and Samsung sandwich...