Average Bench: 67.5% - 363rd / 836

Based on 3,861 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 FDE 2., SAMSUNG SSD PM830 2.5" 7, SAMSUNG SSD 830, SAMSUNG SSD 830 Seri

Almost two years old, the Samsung 830 is one of the oldest SSD's in the group test. The 830 has a reasonably consistent performance profile scoring slightly above average (446 MB/s) for real world use and slightly below average for server use. In all probability the 830 is nearing its end of life and as a result is retailing for approx £50 more than it was just a few months ago. Owners of this drive should feel no pressure to upgrade as the real world performance gains will not be significant but people looking to make a new purchase should steer clear as at its current price of £180 there are far better deals to be had elsewhere. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Samsung 830 256GB averaged 32.5% 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 18.8MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 32%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 830 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 79.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 174MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,861 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 473 510
184 Write 320 403
205 Mixed 364 448
85.5% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 18.8 23.7
31.6 4K Write 50.9 72.2
10.9 4K Mixed 17.5 24.1
77.9% 29.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 DQ Read 174 295
43.3 DQ Write 79.4 104
10.9 DQ Mixed 45.8 74.7
55.4% 99.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 266
Mixed 380
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 21.5
92% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 80.5
DQ Mixed 48.7
69% 134 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 308
Mixed 351
85% 382 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 31
4K Mixed 19.4
62% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 90
DQ Mixed 55.9
76% 145 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 499
Write 360
Mixed 427
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 47.1
4K Mixed 13.3
72% 26.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.6
DQ Write 59.2
DQ Mixed 13.4
18% 31.4 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 361
Mixed 433
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 40.6
4K Mixed 13.3
67% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 20.4
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 13.2
24% 45.7 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 231
Mixed 258
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 49.7
4K Mixed 14.5
75% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 56.8
DQ Mixed 39.9
62% 124 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,122,423 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 4,751 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,142

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 Comments

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

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Below average

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Good

22 months ago.

good[6.8]


Very good

4 years ago.

This is fantastic SSD by Samsung. It's not quite as good as some of the competition (Kingston HyperX or Sandisk Extreme SSD) at handling heavy IO loads. That said there is not a lot separating these top rated SSD's anymore and unless your usage pattern includes heavy simultaneous IO this drive will offer better sequential write performance at a slightly lower price.


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