Average Bench: 70.8% (580th of 1011)

Based on 13,760 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 29.2% 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 256MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 34.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 830 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 92.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 253MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,760 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 445 497
168 Write 295 388
190 Mixed 253 296
115 SusWrite 269 381
70.4% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 20.6 24.2
34.7 4K Write 58.7 75
17.7 4K Mixed 24.8 29.3
94% 34.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
66.5 DQ Read 256 296
61.1 DQ Write 92.2 108
66.6 DQ Mixed 131 158
108% 160 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
62GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 309 287 273 250 235 MB/s
Read 473
Write 384
Mixed 276
SusWrite 279
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 27
102% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 154
126% 185 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,221 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 15,876 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $1,022

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 Comments

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

Faster. More reliable. Design that delivers...

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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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