Average Bench: 64.4% (678th of 1016)

Based on 21,446 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]

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Above average average bench

The Samsung 830 128GB averaged 35.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 108MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 258MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 27%. 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 69.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 204MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,446 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 441 493
138 Write 228 318
145 Mixed 226 292
97.9 SusWrite 204 305
61% 275 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 21.1 24.1
35.5 4K Write 53.5 67.6
17.5 4K Mixed 22.3 25.8
88.9% 32.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 DQ Read 258 296
46.6 DQ Write 69.8 86.5
25.6 DQ Mixed 108 134
94.1% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 249 241 196 204 224 MB/s
Read 479
Write 244
Mixed 252
SusWrite 227
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 25.8
104% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 79
DQ Mixed 120
106% 164 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 317 326 325 324 324 MB/s
Read 496
Write 328
Mixed 286
SusWrite 315
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 24.1
96% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 19.9
DQ Write 56.6
DQ Mixed 22.6
22% 33 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 147 148 141 169 185 MB/s
Read 473
Write 141
Mixed 196
SusWrite 158
53% 242 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 21.7
89% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 56.9
DQ Mixed 103
94% 150 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 174 156 124 89 104 MB/s
Read 456
Write 187
Mixed 262
SusWrite 140
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 21.1
90% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 71.4
DQ Mixed 124
106% 163 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,626,442 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 17,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $915

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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