I bought the B/WW version of the Samsung SSD 830 series for my brand new computer that I'm going to build, and I was wondering if I could install it in my new desktop without the installation package that comes with the D/AM version. The D/AM version contains Norton Ghost, SATA cable, SATA power cable, brackets, and screws. Do I need to get the kit to install the SSD and get full performance? I'm going to be installing it in the CM HAF 912 case if that helps.
EDIT: I'm buying an ASUS P8Z77 motherboard that comes with 2 (looks like) SATA cables. I heard that it is better to use the bracket and the screws that come with the SSD. Any opinions?
with it for little money and it does just what it's supposed to do. also: you will need a sata cable for every HDD/SSD and also other drives like your DVD/BluRay (if you got one of those). They cost close to nothing .
So in short: you can install it with the starter package (which is what I think B/WW means?) but you'll need a tray for the drive (SDDs are TINY).
There is no performance difference, just get bracket for mounting. You only need it for transportation. I used my first SSD without anything, was just attached to the cables, laying below the hdds, where i couldn't move a lot.