Average Bench: 61.8% (467th of 850)

more Based on 1,045 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM830 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 mSATA, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 FDE mS, SAMSUNG SSD PM83, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 2.5" 7mm 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 FDE mSATA 256GB

Above average average bench

The Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB averaged 38.1% 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.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 460MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 348MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB is 31.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 74.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 134MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,045 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 460 483
180 Write 303 384
196 Mixed 348 427
82% 370 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.8 4K Read 16.7 22.2
23.9 4K Write 42.7 69.3
9.27 4K Mixed 15.3 22.6
67.5% 24.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 DQ Read 134 286
33.9 DQ Write 74.3 115
8.62 DQ Mixed 36.9 73.8
45.5% 81.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
109GB free
Firmware: CXM03D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 473
Write 349
Mixed 409
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 12.6
67% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 19.9
DQ Write 49.9
DQ Mixed 12.4
16% 27.4 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 3D1Q
Read 474
Write 343
Mixed 383
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 31.6
4K Mixed 12.1
53% 19.1 MB/s
DQ Read 14
DQ Write 40.6
DQ Mixed 9.54
12% 21.4 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: CXM13D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 472
Write 135
Mixed 192
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 11.2
64% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 18.1
DQ Write 61.6
DQ Mixed 39.1
30% 39.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,833,001 SSDs tested.

Typical PM830 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 1,468 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 37%
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System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $349

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