Average Bench: 70.5% (582nd of 1011)

Based on 12,894 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 29.5% 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 128MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 36.3%. 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 90.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 249MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,894 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 445 497
133 Write 283 394
172 Mixed 249 302
114 SusWrite 266 391
69.3% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 21 24.2
35.1 4K Write 58.2 75.3
17.9 4K Mixed 24.6 29.6
94.2% 34.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 DQ Read 253 296
55.2 DQ Write 90.3 108
26.5 DQ Mixed 128 158
106% 157 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
235GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 387 386 387 386 385 MB/s
Read 494
Write 382
Mixed 292
SusWrite 386
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 26.9
103% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 99.1
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 26
40% 76.3 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 383 383 384 385 384 MB/s
Read 477
Write 337
Mixed 288
SusWrite 384
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 24.2
85% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 84.1
DQ Mixed 125
96% 134 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 313 307 318 318 326 MB/s
Read 358
Write 306
Mixed 229
SusWrite 316
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 26.4
100% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 69.9
DQ Mixed 137
102% 138 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,616,003 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 15,166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Below average Total price: $1,022

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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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 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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