Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD

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  • 2.5" SATA-III SSD
  • Read 520MB/s Write 400MB/s
  • Samsung Magician Software
  • 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Product Description

Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD

Faster. More reliable. Design that delivers.

Experience great lag-free performance ideal for multitasking

Rest easy with reliable and robust in-house Samsung engineering

Enjoy stunning brushed metal construction and slim design

Transform your PC with a Samsung SSD 830 Series featuring SATA-III 6Gb/s technology. With super-fast random read speed and sequential read speed, you can access your files without delay when you need them and enjoy amazing performance in all your computing activities. Samsung in-house design and precision engineering means that this slim and elegant solid state drive is also incredibly reliable and optimised for sustained high performance.

It's not an upgrade. Its a complete PC transformation.

  • Best Performing SATA 6Gb/s SSD
  • Unmatched Reliability
  • Design that Delivers.

Samsungs fast random read speeds (up to 80000 IOPS) maximise performance when it matters most. A Samsung SSD is the ideal solution for your everyday computing needs, such as web browsing, document creation, viewing or editing multimedia files, playing PC games, etc.

Lightning fast speed. At your command.
The 830 Series 520MB/s sequential read speed provides lightning fast access to your files, loading large multimedia files quickly and smoothly.

The most reliable SSD. Without compromising performance.
Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house. The Samsung SSD 830 Series is optimised for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms.

Toggle DDR NAND Flash
Samsungs 20-nanometer-class toggle DDR NAND Flash chips enable data transfer rates of up to 133 megabits per second (Mbps)-more than three times faster than conventional (66 Mbps) single-date-rate (SDR) NAND Flash chips.

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 steady performance over time.

Based on an ARM9 controller, its three CPU cores can execute multiple instructions at once allowing, for example, one to be used for reading data, one for writing data, and another for optimisation.

256MB DDR2 DRAM Cache Memory
256MB of DRAM cache memory helps maintain stable random read performance, even if the access range is increased.


  • Capacity: 256GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch
  • SATA 6Gb/s (Compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)
  • Samsung Magician software for SSD management
  • 2x nm Samsung Toggle DDR MLC NAND Flash memory
  • Dimension (HxWxL): 0.28 x 2.75 x 3.94 inches (7mm thick to accommodate ultraportables and netbooks)
  • Weight: 61g
  • 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Samasung SSD Magician 3.0 (featuring user-configurable over-provisioning, SecureErase, S.M.A.R.T. Drive Analysis, and OS Optimisation)
  • 0.127W (Typical) Active power is measured during execution of Mobilemark2007 in windows7
  • Allowable Voltage: 5V ± 5%
  • 0.078W (Typical) DIPM enabled value
  • Reliability (MTBF): 1.5 million hours
  • Shock: 1500G
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 60°C
  • Sequential Read: Up to 520MB/s
  • Sequential Write: Up to 400MB/s
  • Random Read: Up to 80000 IOPS
  • Random Write: Up to 36000 IOPS
Manual Kit
  • Magician Software, Quick User Manuals, Interactive Manual
  • Quick User Manual in English & Korean

* Please note: This version of the Samsung SSD does not ship with Norton Ghost as referred to on the Magician Software. You can download a free 30-day trial here.

Technical Specification

Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD

Software & System Requirements

Software Included Norton Ghost 15, Samsung Magician Software 3.0
OS Required Linux, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)


Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Form Factor 2.5" Ultra Slim Line
Features TRIM support, Garbage Collection technology, S.M.A.R.T.
Device Type Solid state drive - internal
Capacity 256 GB
Buffer Size 256 MB
Width 69.85 mm
Depth 100 mm
Height 7 mm
Weight 62.5 g

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x SATA 6 Gb/s
Compatible Bays 1 x internal - Ultra Slim Line
Compatible Bay 2.5" Ultra Slim Line

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 3 years
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years


Drive Transfer Rate 600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate 520 MBps (read) / 400 MBps (write)
4KB Random Read 80000 IOPS
4KB Random Write 36000 IOPS


MTBF 1,500,000 hours

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 60 °C
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Shock Tolerance 1500 g @ 0.5ms (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance 2.17 g @ 7-800 Hz (operating) / 3.08 g @ 7-800 Hz (non-operating)

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