Average Bench: 61.4% (466th of 848)

more Based on 972 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 38.5% 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.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 459MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 345MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB is 32.7%. 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 73.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 135MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 972 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 459 483
164 Write 300 384
186 Mixed 345 427
81.6% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.7 4K Read 16.5 22.2
21.8 4K Write 41.9 69.2
8.48 4K Mixed 15.3 22.9
66.8% 24.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 DQ Read 135 287
33.1 DQ Write 73.6 113
8.49 DQ Mixed 37.2 73.9
45.5% 81.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
17GB free
Firmware: 3D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 475
Write 315
Mixed 310
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 15.1
68% 25.5 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 65.7
DQ Mixed 52.1
63% 115 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: CXM13D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 477
Write 246
Mixed 319
77% 347 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 20.3
73% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 81.9
DQ Mixed 58.8
73% 135 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 3D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 469
Write 299
Mixed 312
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 12.3
64% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 67.6
DQ Mixed 52.8
70% 132 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: CXM03D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 466
Write 368
Mixed 423
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 10.4
59% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 16
DQ Write 40.7
DQ Mixed 10.3
13% 22.3 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: CXM13D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 454
Write 253
Mixed 332
77% 347 MB/s
4K Read 10
4K Write 24.7
4K Mixed 7.11
37% 14 MB/s
DQ Read 53.3
DQ Write 43.2
DQ Mixed 6.34
16% 34.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,595,267 SSDs tested.

Typical PM830 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 1,336 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: 66% - Good Total price: $370

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