Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review
Usually SSDs come in pretty basic packaging. However the 830 comes in a very nice box. All the important information is clearly on display and the whole thing is very classy indeed.
There is a surprising amount of accessories included in the package. As well as a Molex to SATA cable and SATA cable, we have a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor and plentiful screws to connect the drive to the plate. Software is a copy of Norton Ghost and the Samsung Magician software.
The drive itself is gorgeous. The top is a black aluminium number that just oozes high quality. Even the orange size indicator sticker nicely matches the packaging. It's the little touches that mean so much.
As you can see the whole drive is a step above the usual affair in which the top is customised but the base is standard plain aluminium. Even the bottom is black on the Samsung, showing an attention to detail that really helps the first impressions.
The software has a vast array of features, certainly many more than one usually finds in a SSD package with everything from Firmware updates, to performance testing. You can even manually set TRIM if you're still on an aging OS.