Average Bench: 63.5% (748th of 1058)

Based on 33,875 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 36.5% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 108MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 264MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 128GB is 28.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 830 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 67.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 200MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 33,875 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 439 491
141 Write 219 313
137 Mixed 222 289
96 SusWrite 200 304
59.9% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 20.7 23.9
32.1 4K Write 51.3 64.8
16.2 4K Mixed 21.7 25.7
86.4% 31.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
148 DQ Read 264 295
43.8 DQ Write 67.8 86
59 DQ Mixed 108 134
94.4% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 196 179 183 175 186 MB/s
Read 468
Write 146
Mixed 242
SusWrite 183
57% 260 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 25.1
98% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 64.9
DQ Mixed 115
101% 158 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 171 152 163 166 160 MB/s
Read 450
Write 145
Mixed 193
SusWrite 163
52% 238 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 22.6
87% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 55.2
DQ Mixed 98.4
82% 124 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 130 124 127 125 127 MB/s
Read 454
Write 165
Mixed 172
SusWrite 129
50% 230 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 19.7
85% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 65
DQ Mixed 85.5
85% 142 MB/s
33,875 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,208,814 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 128GB Builds (Compare 8,200 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $746

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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Controller: Samsung 3-core MCX. NAND: Samsung 27nm Toggle Mode MLC

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