Average Bench: 63.3% (703rd of 1026)

Based on 19,066 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 36.7% 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 106MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 256MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 27.3%. 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 68.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 201MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,066 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 433 490
145 Write 226 319
146 Mixed 221 286
101 SusWrite 201 303
60% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 20.5 23.9
35.7 4K Write 51.9 66.1
17.4 4K Mixed 22 25.6
86.7% 31.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 DQ Read 256 296
48.7 DQ Write 68.8 85.5
24.3 DQ Mixed 106 134
92.5% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 268 267 261 278 269 MB/s
Read 482
Write 272
Mixed 254
SusWrite 268
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 26.4
103% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 83.3
DQ Mixed 134
113% 170 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 246 247 250 239 235 MB/s
Read 462
Write 310
Mixed 247
SusWrite 248
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 24.8
102% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 82.2
DQ Mixed 128
110% 168 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 164 163 167 169 166 MB/s
Read 383
Write 170
Mixed 163
SusWrite 165
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 19.4
80% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 59.2
DQ Mixed 94
89% 147 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,652,522 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 19,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $882

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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