Average Bench: 67.5% (386th of 873)

Based on 7,303 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 475MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 36.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 830 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 79.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 42.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,303 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 475 511
173 Write 318 407
179 Mixed 363 450
85.4% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.9 4K Read 19 23.7
28.9 4K Write 51.8 72.7
10.2 4K Mixed 17.1 24.1
78.1% 29.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 DQ Read 174 293
39.3 DQ Write 79.9 105
10.8 DQ Mixed 42.9 75
54.2% 99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
181GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 341
Mixed 432
94% 425 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 64.2
4K Mixed 22.9
98% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 91
DQ Mixed 71.7
84% 150 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 331
Mixed 438
95% 426 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 14.1
84% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 90.2
DQ Mixed 59.2
73% 134 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 345
Mixed 368
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 14.3
84% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.1
DQ Write 78.2
DQ Mixed 14.4
21% 38.2 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 216
Mixed 300
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 12.5
78% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 51.2
DQ Mixed 10.7
47% 112 MB/s
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Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 7,235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,312

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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

7 months ago.

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


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