Average Bench: 64.1% (721st of 1040)

Based on 23,403 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 35.9% 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 109MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 259MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 29.6%. 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 205MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 438 494
143 Write 226 317
148 Mixed 225 293
96.4 SusWrite 205 308
60.7% 273 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 20.8 24
34.2 4K Write 52.6 66
16.5 4K Mixed 22.1 26
87.7% 31.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
88.4 DQ Read 259 296
48.8 DQ Write 70.3 87.5
28.9 DQ Mixed 109 135
94.6% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 258 251 243 233 232 MB/s
Read 448
Write 293
Mixed 253
SusWrite 235
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 20.9
82% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 83.4
DQ Mixed 129
111% 169 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 164 187 177 161 160 MB/s
Read 466
Write 252
Mixed 240
SusWrite 174
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 21
90% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 73.8
DQ Mixed 120
104% 161 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: CXM0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 136 157 155 144 MB/s
Read 338
Write 186
Mixed 150
SusWrite 138
45% 203 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 43.6
4K Mixed 18.1
76% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 67.2
DQ Write 56.4
DQ Mixed 67.7
49% 63.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,129,849 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 4,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $746

Popular 830 128GB compatible motherboards:

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 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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