Average Bench: 59.8% (508th of 859)

Based on 8,251 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 40.2% 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 473MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 29.4%. 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 63.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 230MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,251 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 473 509
140 Write 230 322
152 Mixed 292 392
73% 332 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 18.7 23.5
28.4 4K Write 46.8 62.9
9.16 4K Mixed 15 20.1
72.3% 26.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 DQ Read 175 291
39.4 DQ Write 63.2 83.7
9.72 DQ Mixed 37.6 63.4
49.2% 92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free
Firmware: CXM01B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 294
Mixed 357
85% 386 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 12.9
91% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 24
DQ Write 90.7
DQ Mixed 13.2
23% 42.6 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 196
Mixed 198
64% 295 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 16
79% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 55.6
DQ Mixed 35.1
58% 118 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 456
Write 180
Mixed 261
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 39.2
4K Mixed 14
66% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 35.6
DQ Mixed 29.6
35% 63.1 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 170
Mixed 236
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 11.2
70% 26.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.9
DQ Write 58.8
DQ Mixed 12.2
17% 31 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 200
Mixed 301
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 11.8
64% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 47.8
DQ Mixed 11.1
15% 26.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,838,841 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 7,943 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 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,185

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

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