Average Bench: 59.9% (548th of 908)

Based on 11,840 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 40.0% 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 475MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 27.6%. 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 63.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11,840 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 475 509
144 Write 233 323
165 Mixed 294 390
73.5% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 18.9 23.3
30.8 4K Write 47.4 63
9.49 4K Mixed 14.9 20
72.8% 27.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 DQ Read 164 289
41.4 DQ Write 63.5 83.4
9.65 DQ Mixed 36.6 63.8
47.4% 87.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 511
Write 301
Mixed 372
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 62
4K Mixed 20.2
94% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 85.1
DQ Mixed 63.3
77% 141 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 508
Write 261
Mixed 323
80% 364 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 18.2
83% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 58.2
DQ Mixed 42.9
66% 131 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 476
Write 172
Mixed 266
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 12.4
76% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 63.2
DQ Mixed 51.7
69% 133 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 498
Write 279
Mixed 295
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 10.7
58% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 19
DQ Write 73.3
DQ Mixed 10.4
18% 34.2 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 496
Write 186
Mixed 237
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 38.9
4K Mixed 14.5
60% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 55.6
DQ Mixed 49.8
59% 106 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,044,896 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 8,201 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,049

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