Average Bench: 69.4% (639th of 1040)

Based on 20,470 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]

Above average average bench

The Samsung 830 256GB averaged 30.6% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 260MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 830 256GB is 35.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 830 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 89MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 246MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 20,470 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 441 495
147 Write 283 386
169 Mixed 246 298
109 SusWrite 256 383
68.3% 306 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 4K Read 20.6 23.9
34.5 4K Write 57 73.3
16.5 4K Mixed 24.4 29.1
92.6% 34 MB/s
Min Avg Max
167 DQ Read 260 296
55.1 DQ Write 89 107
58.1 DQ Mixed 129 157
107% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 328 337 334 329 315 MB/s
Read 485
Write 304
Mixed 269
SusWrite 327
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 29
111% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 97.5
DQ Mixed 147
121% 179 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 222 249 245 241 232 MB/s
Read 427
Write 310
Mixed 249
SusWrite 240
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 49.3
4K Mixed 22.4
81% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 99.5
DQ Mixed 142
118% 177 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 101 103 101 101 103 MB/s
Read 327
Write 169
Mixed 195
SusWrite 103
44% 198 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 47.4
4K Mixed 18.5
72% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 85.6
DQ Mixed 117
89% 121 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,681,375 SSDs tested.

Typical 830 256GB Builds (Compare 23,761 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
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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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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Controller: Samsung 3-core MCX. NAND: Samsung 27nm Toggle Mode MLC

Faster. More reliable. Design that delivers...

Added 8 years ago.


4 months 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.


3 years ago.

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

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