Average Bench: 67.1% (380th of 853)

Based on 5,027 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 32.9% 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. Sequential Read Speed 478MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 34%. 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 78.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 42.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,027 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 478 511
184 Write 315 404
188 Mixed 357 450
85% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 18.7 23.6
29 4K Write 51.4 73.6
8.82 4K Mixed 17 23.9
77.3% 29 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 DQ Read 170 294
42.1 DQ Write 78.6 104
10.5 DQ Mixed 42.9 74.3
53.4% 97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
222GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 404
Mixed 451
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 55.8
4K Mixed 22.7
89% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 75.7
88% 156 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 300
Mixed 274
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 44.7
4K Mixed 18.6
78% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 89.2
DQ Mixed 57.8
70% 127 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 368
Write 266
Mixed 343
72% 326 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 16.2
76% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 86.7
DQ Mixed 69.5
71% 119 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,285,774 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 6,955 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,374

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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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Very good

5 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

My first SSD. Still working like a charm. Will stick to Samsung until it dies.


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