Average Bench: 64.1% (740th of 1057)

Based on 27,864 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 2.5" 7, SAMSUNG SSD 830, SAMSUNG SSD 830 Seri

The 128GB Samsung 830 is nearly two and a half years old which puts it at a significant disadvantage to more recent models. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 512/323 and 410/239 MB/s it's not too shabby, especially considering its age. The sequential figures actually match the current group leaders. The small file 4K peak and average read/write speeds of 22.5/60.3 and 17/40 MB/s are not as impressive and lag the group leaders by 50%. Reduced small file performance weighs on the 128GB 830's effective speed which is 376 MB/s and 20% lower than the average of 453 MB/s for the highest voted group leaders. Finally comparing the 128 and 256GB versions shows that the larger drive has a superior performance profile, which is not uncommon for SSDs but newer models from Samsung don't share this trait. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

Above average average bench

The Samsung 830 128GB averaged 35.8% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 107MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 263MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 25.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 830 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 69.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 205MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,864 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 443 492
133 Write 221 311
151 Mixed 224 295
94.8 SusWrite 205 304
60.6% 273 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 21 24
33.3 4K Write 51.4 65.7
17.1 4K Mixed 21.9 25.7
87% 31.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 263 296
48.3 DQ Write 69.3 86.2
42.7 DQ Mixed 107 134
94.1% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 309 301 296 301 283 MB/s
Read 483
Write 300
Mixed 272
SusWrite 299
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 24.6
98% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 74.5
DQ Mixed 119
92% 128 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 212 214 191 210 195 MB/s
Read 480
Write 214
Mixed 229
SusWrite 211
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 59.9
4K Mixed 24.2
97% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 79.3
DQ Mixed 117
104% 163 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 161 167 167 154 163 MB/s
Read 444
Write 180
Mixed 189
SusWrite 165
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 55.5
4K Mixed 24.7
97% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 61.4
DQ Mixed 102
94% 151 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 114 109 107 112 117 MB/s
Read 398
Write 165
Mixed 183
SusWrite 115
47% 215 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 18.1
69% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 58.4
DQ Mixed 101
84% 126 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,075,775 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 7,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $746

Popular 830 128GB compatible motherboards:

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 Comments

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

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