Average Bench: 59.7% (497th of 848)

Based on 5,615 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 2.5" 7, SAMSUNG SSD 830, SAMSUNG SSD 830 Seri

The 128GB Samsung 830 is nearly two and a half years old which puts it at a significant disadvantage to more recent models. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 512/323 and 410/239 MB/s it's not too shabby, especially considering its age. The sequential figures actually match the current group leaders. The small file 4K peak and average read/write speeds of 22.5/60.3 and 17/40 MB/s are not as impressive and lag the group leaders by 50%. Reduced small file performance weighs on the 128GB 830's effective speed which is 376 MB/s and 20% lower than the average of 453 MB/s for the highest voted group leaders. Finally comparing the 128 and 256GB versions shows that the larger drive has a superior performance profile, which is not uncommon for SSDs but newer models from Samsung don't share this trait. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]


Average average bench

The Samsung 830 128GB averaged 40.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 467MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 29.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 830 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 64.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 467 508
140 Write 234 317
149 Mixed 289 388
72.6% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 18.6 23.4
29.5 4K Write 47 64.2
8.91 4K Mixed 14.7 19.8
71.9% 26.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 DQ Read 176 292
40.6 DQ Write 64.4 83.1
9.19 DQ Mixed 36.6 63
49% 92.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 499
Write 273
Mixed 324
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 13.7
91% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 25
DQ Write 59.8
DQ Mixed 13.6
19% 32.8 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 375
Write 284
Mixed 331
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 13.1
82% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 77.9
DQ Mixed 13.6
42% 94 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 475
Write 191
Mixed 296
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 16.8
78% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 60.2
DQ Mixed 31.7
59% 125 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 474
Write 149
Mixed 222
61% 282 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 19.2
88% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 55.5
DQ Mixed 46.2
64% 125 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 362
Write 149
Mixed 181
50% 231 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 40.2
4K Mixed 17.4
73% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 50.4
DQ Mixed 41.1
49% 89.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,393,235 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 5,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,023

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