Average Bench: 59.7% - 490th / 836

Based on 5,428 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 40.3% 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 467MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.4MB/s
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 27.9%. 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 64.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 37.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,428 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 467 508
138 Write 238 320
156 Mixed 298 390
73.7% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.8 4K Read 18.4 23.5
31.2 4K Write 47.4 63.8
8.89 4K Mixed 14.8 20
71.9% 26.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 DQ Read 164 292
41 DQ Write 64.1 83.6
9.3 DQ Mixed 37.4 63.6
47.8% 88.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 326
Mixed 308
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 20.6
96% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 84
DQ Mixed 63.7
75% 136 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 325
Mixed 395
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 17.4
79% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 86.4
DQ Mixed 65.6
79% 144 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: CXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 458
Write 251
Mixed 248
70% 319 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 51.9
4K Mixed 15.4
75% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 58.9
DQ Mixed 49.1
56% 101 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: CXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 369
Write 302
Mixed 334
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 15.8
76% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 75
DQ Mixed 57.7
61% 104 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 4,760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $990

Popular 830 128GB compatible motherboards:

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

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