Average Bench: 70.6% (612th of 1030)

Based on 18,826 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 29.3% 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 130MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 258MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 33.8%. 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 89.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,826 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 445 497
154 Write 294 392
184 Mixed 252 304
116 SusWrite 272 389
70.5% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 20.6 23.9
33.6 4K Write 56.8 74.2
18.2 4K Mixed 24.5 29.1
92.7% 34 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 DQ Read 258 296
55.4 DQ Write 89.8 107
62.7 DQ Mixed 130 157
108% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 277 319 326 330 331 MB/s
Read 456
Write 321
Mixed 286
SusWrite 290
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 27.6
110% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 157
127% 186 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 277 283 275 264 274 MB/s
Read 472
Write 319
Mixed 263
SusWrite 270
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 28.1
102% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 99.6
DQ Mixed 146
121% 179 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 352 350 359 364 364 MB/s
Read 382
Write 361
Mixed 252
SusWrite 356
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 49.9
4K Mixed 18.6
77% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 67.8
DQ Mixed 105
86% 127 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 76 62 77 32 71 MB/s
Read 377
Write 231
Mixed 187
SusWrite 72.3
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 18.3
77% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 62.8
DQ Mixed 86.7
86% 143 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,805,534 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 15,895 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $445

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 8 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Below average

7 years ago.

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Very good

8 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

3 years ago.

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


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