Average Bench: 66.7% (462nd of 921)

Based on 7,925 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 33.2% 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 474MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 34.6%. 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 78.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 166MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,925 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 474 510
183 Write 315 401
172 Mixed 360 447
84.9% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.8 4K Read 18.4 23.4
29.3 4K Write 51.3 72
9.28 4K Mixed 17.1 23.6
77% 28.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 DQ Read 166 292
41.2 DQ Write 78.8 104
10.3 DQ Mixed 43.7 74
53.4% 96.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 400
Mixed 449
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 24.3
106% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 74.2
87% 157 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: CXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 416
Write 185
Mixed 287
65% 296 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 22.6
4K Mixed 12
44% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 56
DQ Mixed 43.1
59% 113 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,471,072 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 8,711 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,186

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 Comments

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

Faster. More reliable. Design that delivers...

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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

10 months ago.

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


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