Average Bench: 63% (603rd of 956)

Based on 12,215 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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Above average average bench

The Samsung 830 128GB averaged 36.9% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 106MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 253MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 29.9%. 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 70.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 204MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 431 492
144 Write 234 313
144 Mixed 224 288
92 SusWrite 204 308
60.7% 273 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 20.4 24.3
34.5 4K Write 51.3 66
16.1 4K Mixed 21.6 25.9
85.8% 31.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 DQ Read 253 296
45.2 DQ Write 70.9 86.7
23.4 DQ Mixed 106 134
92.8% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 192 202 225 256 241 MB/s
Read 442
Write 233
Mixed 241
SusWrite 216
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 25
98% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 74.5
DQ Mixed 120
105% 162 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 178 188 179 195 192 MB/s
Read 432
Write 183
Mixed 202
SusWrite 183
55% 250 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 22.5
88% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 63.5
DQ Mixed 109
98% 155 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM01B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 224 239 224 235 247 MB/s
Read 421
Write 270
Mixed 222
SusWrite 231
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 39.5
4K Mixed 17.6
69% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 79.6
DQ Mixed 117
93% 134 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,643,197 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 11,157 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: $956

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 Comments

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

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