Average Bench: 64.4% (680th of 1016)

more Based on 4,610 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 130MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 262MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB is 34.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 91MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 237MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,610 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 408 466
169 Write 279 379
169 Mixed 237 291
114 SusWrite 255 369
65.9% 295 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.65 4K Read 17.7 23.9
29.1 4K Write 48.7 77
13.9 4K Mixed 21.6 28.2
80.3% 29.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
157 DQ Read 262 296
56 DQ Write 91 123
74.6 DQ Mixed 130 161
108% 161 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
56GB free
Firmware: CXM03D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 299 302 286 289 300 MB/s
Read 453
Write 268
Mixed 284
SusWrite 296
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 27.1
103% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 150
124% 182 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 332 375 369 361 308 MB/s
Read 409
Write 316
Mixed 251
SusWrite 329
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 46.8
4K Mixed 23.6
74% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 97.9
DQ Mixed 136
116% 174 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical PM830 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 5,792 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 54%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $190

Popular PM830 mSATA 256GB systems:

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