Average Bench: 64.2% (738th of 1058)

Based on 36,177 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 35.7% 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 266MB/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 69.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 205MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,177 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 440 491
132 Write 225 318
135 Mixed 224 286
99.7 SusWrite 205 312
60.7% 273 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.6 4K Read 21 23.9
33.2 4K Write 52 65
17 4K Mixed 22 25.7
87.6% 31.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
187 DQ Read 266 296
46.2 DQ Write 69.9 86
50.8 DQ Mixed 108 134
95.2% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 159 174 183 168 175 MB/s
Read 445
Write 179
Mixed 212
SusWrite 169
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 53.7
4K Mixed 23.2
92% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 57.3
DQ Mixed 95.6
88% 141 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 198 196 189 206 198 MB/s
Read 439
Write 176
Mixed 220
SusWrite 194
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 21.1
82% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 67.6
DQ Mixed 111
99% 157 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 182 166 178 200 160 MB/s
Read 446
Write 211
Mixed 232
SusWrite 177
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 20.9
82% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 58.8
DQ Mixed 124
102% 153 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,019,615 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 9,715 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $788

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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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