Average Bench: 63.5% (617th of 970)

Based on 13,031 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 36.4% 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-64Thread Read Speed 257MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 27.7%. 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 70.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 203MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,031 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 435 490
141 Write 229 315
147 Mixed 223 288
107 SusWrite 203 306
60.5% 273 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 20.6 24.3
36.1 4K Write 52.2 65.1
16.4 4K Mixed 21.9 25.6
86.8% 31.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 DQ Read 257 296
48 DQ Write 70.3 85.9
24 DQ Mixed 106 134
93.3% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 212 215 203 177 172 MB/s
Read 461
Write 209
Mixed 248
SusWrite 198
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 23.8
97% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 70.7
DQ Mixed 111
100% 159 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,240,908 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 10,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $826

Popular 830 128GB compatible motherboards:

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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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  • 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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