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Old 11-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Samsung 830 - Notebook vs Desktop Upgrade Kits

I have a choice between ordering a Samsung 830 256 GB SSD Notebook Upgrade Kit or the Desktop Upgrade Kit. It is for my desktop but the desktop kit is $30 more than the notebook kit.

Is it a good assumption that the actual drive in each kit is identical and there is no reason to waste $30 buying the Desktop Kit?
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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Desktop Kit:

SATA 6Gbps cable
3.5" to 2.5" adapter
Norton Ghost 15
Samsung 830 SSD

Laptop Kit:

SATA to USB adapter
Norton Ghost 15
Samsung 830 SSD

There is only one actual SSD and it is the exact same drive whether you buy it in a basic kit, a desktop kit or a notebook kit. Unless your case already has 2.5" mounts then you will need a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter bracket, but these can be had for a lot less than $30.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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Why not just by the plain drive w/o any kit?
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Originally Posted by corkyg View Post
Why not just by the plain drive w/o any kit?
I ended up buying a kit once because that's what was still in stock and also on sale. It was slightly more than the bare drive, but I also got a USB-to-SATA adapter with it. I already have one, but this was a self-powered device, which mine weren't.
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