Average Bench: 63% (686th of 1011)

Based on 17,820 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Above average average bench

The Samsung 830 128GB averaged 36.9% 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 103MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 20.8MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 29.2%. 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 68.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 198MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 17,820 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 433 490
133 Write 223 317
147 Mixed 221 288
94.4 SusWrite 198 306
59.5% 268 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 20.8 23.9
34.2 4K Write 51.7 65.3
16.3 4K Mixed 22 25.9
87% 31.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 DQ Read 252 295
44.8 DQ Write 68.3 85.9
23.3 DQ Mixed 103 133
90.5% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 188 218 208 201 231 MB/s
Read 435
Write 190
Mixed 231
SusWrite 205
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 25.5
102% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 65.5
DQ Mixed 114
101% 158 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 299 292 318 313 311 MB/s
Read 369
Write 276
Mixed 231
SusWrite 306
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 19.2
78% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.3
DQ Write 65.3
DQ Mixed 26
25% 38.2 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 169 157 143 123 129 MB/s
Read 431
Write 250
Mixed 217
SusWrite 149
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 21.1
80% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 81.2
DQ Mixed 116
102% 157 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 170 173 179 179 170 MB/s
Read 416
Write 172
Mixed 181
SusWrite 174
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 45.1
4K Mixed 19.9
76% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 64.1
DQ Mixed 94.8
91% 150 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 107 133 116 138 MB/s
Read 408
Write 205
Mixed 168
SusWrite 131
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 19.4
77% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 60.4
DQ Mixed 105
96% 153 MB/s
17,820 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,105,085 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 15,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $870

Popular 830 128GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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...

Added 5 years ago.

Very poor

5 years ago.


Your
opinion?
1011 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $234Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback