What’s in the Box?

As our 830 came directly to us via Korea so wasn’t in the final packaging.

Depending on which kit you buy, the contents will be slightly different (see earlier in the review for what is included in each kit).

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Magician Software

Samsung’s SSD Magician software eliminates the confusion and uncertainties of SSD management, making it simple for users to maximize the performance and lifetime of their Samsung SSD. The software helps to maintain the SSD at its peak condition, giving you the same great performance and reliability throughout the life of your PC. In addition to its performance maintenance features, SSD Magician also provides system information and facilitates performance benchmarking, performance optimization, OS optimisation, firmware updates, secure erasing, and over provisioning.

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There is a lot to the Magician software, and as such it warrants a separate review, which will be coming shortly.

A Closer Look

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And here is what the 830 looks like inside!

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Using the 830 SSD with Windows 7

Running the Windows Experience Index provided a 7.9 for the primary hard disk, which was fantastic (and up 0.2 from the 3Gb/s connection)!

Performance