Average Bench: 68.1% (353rd of 850)

Based on 4,454 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 31.8% 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 477MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 31.9%. 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 80.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 44.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,454 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 477 511
206 Write 322 407
202 Mixed 366 449
86.2% 389 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 19 23.8
31.9 4K Write 52.6 74.2
10.6 4K Mixed 17.4 24.1
79% 29.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 174 295
44.5 DQ Write 80.5 105
10.3 DQ Mixed 44.4 74.5
54.9% 99.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 372
Mixed 425
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 13.6
68% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 19.7
DQ Write 98.1
DQ Mixed 52.7
42% 56.8 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: 3B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 177
Mixed 265
69% 317 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 19.2
78% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 46.1
DQ Mixed 40.8
62% 124 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 353
Write 243
Mixed 288
65% 295 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 13.5
79% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 83.4
DQ Mixed 65.8
62% 98.9 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 476
Write 264
Mixed 339
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 11.1
66% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 18.1
DQ Write 50.9
DQ Mixed 12.5
16% 27.2 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 284
Mixed 359
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 11.5
60% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 17.7
DQ Write 39.8
DQ Mixed 10.4
13% 22.6 MB/s
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Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 6,118 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 - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,377

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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.


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