Average Bench: 64% (678th of 1011)

Based on 16,292 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 36.0% 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 106MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 30.3%. 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 70MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 203MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,292 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 439 492
129 Write 224 318
136 Mixed 223 287
85.4 SusWrite 203 305
60.4% 272 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 21 24.1
35.9 4K Write 52.7 65.8
17.4 4K Mixed 22.2 25.9
88.3% 32 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 254 295
47.2 DQ Write 70 86.4
24.1 DQ Mixed 106 134
92.7% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 184 177 194 203 180 MB/s
Read 481
Write 218
Mixed 218
SusWrite 188
61% 276 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 26.2
103% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 63.7
DQ Mixed 105
96% 154 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 181 174 181 183 182 MB/s
Read 475
Write 170
Mixed 202
SusWrite 174
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 23.9
92% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 54.8
DQ Mixed 96.9
91% 148 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,945,198 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 14,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $870

Popular 830 128GB compatible motherboards:

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2019 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Rest easy with reliable in-house Samsung engineering...

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Very poor

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