Average Bench: 59.2% (593rd of 927)

Based on 11,718 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]

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Average average bench

The Samsung 830 128GB averaged 40.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 469MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 28.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 830 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 62.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 35.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,718 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 469 509
142 Write 233 319
160 Mixed 299 390
73.6% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 18.7 23.2
30.2 4K Write 47.3 62.9
8.99 4K Mixed 14.7 19.9
72.2% 26.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 DQ Read 150 289
39.1 DQ Write 62.9 83.9
9.42 DQ Mixed 35.9 63
45.2% 82.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: CXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 213
Mixed 345
77% 352 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 19.2
86% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 69.5
DQ Mixed 59.4
73% 134 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 181
Mixed 258
68% 312 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 17.9
79% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 57.8
DQ Mixed 49.6
67% 128 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: CXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 203
Mixed 281
71% 321 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 14.3
68% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 60.3
DQ Mixed 35.6
41% 72.8 MB/s
0GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 353
Write 166
Mixed 120
46% 213 MB/s
4K Read 4.42
4K Write 8.11
4K Mixed 4.31
16% 5.61 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 34.9
DQ Mixed 29.4
33% 59.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,826,358 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 9,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $931

Popular 830 128GB compatible motherboards:

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Controller: Samsung 3-core MCX. NAND: Samsung 27nm Toggle Mode MLC.

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