Average Bench: 71.1% (559th of 1003)

Based on 12,369 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 FDE 2., SAMSUNG SSD PM830 2.5" 7, SAMSUNG SSD 830, SAMSUNG SSD 830 Seri

Almost two years old, the Samsung 830 is one of the oldest SSD's in the group test. The 830 has a reasonably consistent performance profile scoring slightly above average (446 MB/s) for real world use and slightly below average for server use. In all probability the 830 is nearing its end of life and as a result is retailing for approx £50 more than it was just a few months ago. Owners of this drive should feel no pressure to upgrade as the real world performance gains will not be significant but people looking to make a new purchase should steer clear as at its current price of £180 there are far better deals to be had elsewhere. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Samsung 830 256GB averaged 28.9% 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 132MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 263MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 35.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 830 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 91.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,369 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 445 498
166 Write 295 391
172 Mixed 252 299
111 SusWrite 269 389
70.3% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 20.7 24
36.2 4K Write 59.4 75.7
18 4K Mixed 24.8 29.5
94.6% 35 MB/s
Min Avg Max
124 DQ Read 263 296
59.1 DQ Write 91.8 108
28.2 DQ Mixed 132 158
109% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 288 245 270 289 264 MB/s
Read 496
Write 128
Mixed 291
SusWrite 276
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 28.9
112% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 92.6
DQ Mixed 85
72% 107 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 288 270 194 119 67 MB/s
Read 448
Write 245
Mixed 242
SusWrite 204
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 51.4
4K Mixed 25.9
92% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 85.5
DQ Mixed 137
114% 171 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 143 116 165 132 113 MB/s
Read 444
Write 318
Mixed 257
SusWrite 144
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 26.7
104% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 83.6
DQ Mixed 123
108% 167 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 247 272 262 241 243 MB/s
Read 339
Write 273
Mixed 228
SusWrite 251
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 21.9
77% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 78.4
DQ Mixed 119
92% 128 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,811,555 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 14,149 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,022

Popular 830 256GB compatible motherboards:

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 Comments

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

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Below average

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Very good

7 years ago.

This is fantastic SSD by Samsung. It's not quite as good as some of the competition (Kingston HyperX or Sandisk Extreme SSD) at handling heavy IO loads. That said there is not a lot separating these top rated SSD's anymore and unless your usage pattern includes heavy simultaneous IO this drive will offer better sequential write performance at a slightly lower price.


Excellent

2 years ago.

My first SSD. Still working like a charm. Will stick to Samsung until it dies.


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