Samsung Event Blogger Barcelona 2011 - 830 Series Launch

Posted by: Sahil Mannick on: 26-09-2011 [ 13 comment(s) ]

Last weekend saw David and me heading to Barcelona to meet Samsung's SSD engineers. Let's see what they had to share with us.

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#18339 Posted on: 25.09.2011 23:03:30
I like it a lot. Just wonder how much it will cost

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#18354 Posted on: 26.09.2011 14:38:21
Excellent review. Looks like a very, very competitive SSD which has few of the downsides of on-the-fly compression used by Sandforce drives to gain their quoted performance levels. Will be very interesting to see how it can perform when pitted again the Cruical M4 w/ latest firmware in that regard too.

My only slight concern is making significant commentary wrt reliability compared to Sandforce. Until we can get a handle on it via reporting on forums (which would give us a broad relative rather than absolute reliability comparison) it's probably best to say 'should be more reliable', rather than imply it 'will be more reliable'.

Excellent offering from Samsung, worthy winner of the Gold Award especially with the bundled software tools. Looking forward to more SSD reviews coming in the future

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#18357 Posted on: 26.09.2011 16:14:42
I've just uploaded another short article on the event itself we went to.

Concerning reliability, Samsung actually release their stuff to OEMs first and then consumers so they based their experience from that feedback.

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#18360 Posted on: 26.09.2011 19:30:16
Nice article Sahil Covers the event very well

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#18361 Posted on: 26.09.2011 19:30:17
Very impressed by the SSD, but it does come down to how much of a hole this will leave in your pocket of course, but for those looking for the top performance from SATA3, it seems very well poised. I can't imagine it being as much as the RevoDrives yet it's not a million miles off their tail (like a lot of new SSDs).

As for that nice picture of the smiling chap at the end of the second article, I know who it is but am I supposed to recognise him from something specific? Slightly cryptic comment there!

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#18363 Posted on: 26.09.2011 19:37:35
He's well-known for something he used to do before moving to PR.

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#18996 Posted on: 12.10.2011 15:39:00
incredible specs on that!

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#19240 Posted on: 13.10.2011 13:14:59
great review, can wait to get it one

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#24775 Posted on: 23.04.2012 22:05:22
Will the Samsung 830 256GB be tested again? 4+ months gone by and I think Samsung have released a few firmware updates, I noticed it was mentioned their would be a rehash of reviews on a new testbed platform....

Only reason I went with the Samsung 256GB SSD 830 is the Samsung claim VAT cash back offer that's on, got a good deal at 202 with the 10% voucher offer at Overclockers UK similar performance to the Crucial M4's but cheaper.

I've read as many reviews as I could of all the SSD's - no review gives me total conclusive evidence that ANY SSD is better than another - I haven't found any that show a distinct pattern of results.

But saying that, I read quite a few reviews and this was one of the best, Vortez and a couple of other review sites had simiar results with the Samsung 830.

Hopefully recieve mine tomorrow.

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#24776 Posted on: 23.04.2012 22:19:50
Great choice of SSD, I'd say it's easily the best you can get. Very good sustained performance and reliability that is unmatched (or maybe by Intel but then again they have shifted to Sandforce now).

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#24777 Posted on: 23.04.2012 22:34:05
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Great choice of SSD, I'd say it's easily the best you can get. Very good sustained performance and reliability that is unmatched (or maybe by Intel but then again they have shifted to Sandforce now).
Thanks, indeed I noticed the sustained performance in a number of reviews like the one here.

The thing that put me off the Intel 520 was degradation with incompressible data, quite a few reviews show it suffers but same with other Sandforce SSD's, shame really as 5 year warranty was tempting.

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#24778 Posted on: 23.04.2012 22:39:40
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Will the Samsung 830 256GB be tested again? 4+ months gone by and I think Samsung have released a few firmware updates, I noticed it was mentioned their would be a rehash of reviews on a new testbed platform....

Only reason I went with the Samsung 256GB SSD 830 is the Samsung claim VAT cash back offer that's on, got a good deal at 202 with the 10% voucher offer at Overclockers UK similar performance to the Crucial M4's but cheaper.

I've read as many reviews as I could of all the SSD's - no review gives me total conclusive evidence that ANY SSD is better than another - I haven't found any that show a distinct pattern of results.

But saying that, I read quite a few reviews and this was one of the best, Vortez and a couple of other review sites had simiar results with the Samsung 830.

Hopefully recieve mine tomorrow.
You're in luck mate i shall be removing this from my main rig v soon (currently using as boot) to make way for revodrive x2! So i can format and retest with new firmware!

Its nice to hear you value our reviews mate, its really appreciated .... A lot!

Let us know how you get on with the new drive!


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#24779 Posted on: 23.04.2012 22:50:32
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You're in luck mate i shall be removing this from my main rig v soon (currently using as boot) to make way for revodrive x2! So i can format and retest with new firmware!

Its nice to hear you value our reviews mate, its really appreciated .... A lot!

Let us know how you get on with the new drive!
Thanks, seems to of been a big hit with the Americans on overclock.net forum, looking forward to testing it out. Will report back see how I get on with it.

No problem, i'll try pass by these forums more often.

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