Average Bench: 64.3% (675th of 1011)

more Based on 4,073 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM830 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 mSATA, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 FDE mS, SAMSUNG SSD PM83, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 2.5" 7mm 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM830 FDE mSATA 256GB

Above average average bench

The Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB averaged 35.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 258MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB is 34.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 91.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 238MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,073 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 406 465
164 Write 278 380
178 Mixed 238 289
119 SusWrite 260 372
66.1% 296 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.94 4K Read 17.6 23.7
25.6 4K Write 47.7 73.2
13.1 4K Mixed 21.4 28
79.4% 28.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
108 DQ Read 258 295
56.6 DQ Write 91.3 122
26.4 DQ Mixed 129 161
107% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM02D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 372 373 376 372 367 MB/s
Read 454
Write 371
Mixed 280
SusWrite 369
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 25.8
110% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 166
134% 193 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: CXM03D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 339 351 344 353 348 MB/s
Read 457
Write 354
Mixed 282
SusWrite 346
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 28
107% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 154
125% 183 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 50 173 248 252 250 MB/s
Read 336
Write 274
Mixed 213
SusWrite 188
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 26.7
100% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 91.5
DQ Mixed 120
100% 150 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM13D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 248 246 241 240 250 MB/s
Read 291
Write 206
Mixed 167
SusWrite 244
51% 227 MB/s
4K Read 9.3
4K Write 34.4
4K Mixed 21.1
59% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 84.1
DQ Mixed 125
92% 122 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,635 SSDs tested.

Typical PM830 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 5,268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $198

Popular PM830 mSATA 256GB systems:

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