Samsung 830 - Notebook vs Desktop Upgrade Kits

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by RhoXS, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. RhoXS

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    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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  3. Coup27

    Coup27 Platinum Member

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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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  4. corkyg

    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    Why not just by the plain drive w/o any kit?
     
  5. Aikouka

    Aikouka Lifer

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    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. :)