Average Bench: 59.3% (506th of 850)

Based on 7,153 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 40.6% 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 472MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 28.3%. 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 64.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 35.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,153 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 472 509
139 Write 229 318
147 Mixed 291 386
72.9% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.1 4K Read 18.7 23.4
30.7 4K Write 47.7 63.1
8.61 4K Mixed 14.5 19.9
72.1% 26.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 DQ Read 163 289
40 DQ Write 64.4 83.4
9.38 DQ Mixed 35.9 62.4
47% 87.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 465
Write 249
Mixed 298
74% 337 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 40.2
4K Mixed 16
68% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 68.8
DQ Mixed 48.1
69% 135 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 296
Mixed 359
85% 383 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 33.1
4K Mixed 10.6
55% 19.8 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 76
DQ Mixed 10.7
52% 123 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 482
Write 177
Mixed 241
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 17.7
79% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 54.9
DQ Mixed 43.8
52% 94.3 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 447
Write 186
Mixed 337
71% 323 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 7.62
56% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 58.4
DQ Mixed 45.3
46% 76.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,840,484 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 6,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,225

Popular 830 128GB compatible motherboards:

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

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