Average Bench: 70.5% (636th of 1058)

Based on 22,298 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]

Good average bench

The Samsung 830 256GB averaged 29.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 131MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 262MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 36.2%. 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 89.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 251MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 444 499
158 Write 292 390
173 Mixed 251 304
111 SusWrite 269 390
70.1% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 20.7 24
34.6 4K Write 57 74.2
16.7 4K Mixed 24.5 29.2
93% 34.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
167 DQ Read 262 296
56 DQ Write 89.6 107
71.4 DQ Mixed 131 158
108% 161 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
119GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 386 384 385 384 384 MB/s
Read 494
Write 386
Mixed 312
SusWrite 384
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 66.4
4K Mixed 28
106% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 154
125% 184 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 324 319 335 347 334 MB/s
Read 456
Write 347
Mixed 265
SusWrite 337
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 25.9
98% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 142
120% 179 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,171,174 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 36,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $558

Popular 830 256GB systems:

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 Comments

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

Faster. More reliable. Design that delivers...

Added 9 years ago.

Excellent

11 months ago.

Reliable, it is in my pc since 2012 and still working as the first day.


Below average

8 years ago.

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Very good

9 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

4 years ago.

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


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