Average Bench: 64.3% (738th of 1058)

more Based on 7,841 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 35.7% 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 264MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB is 31.2%. 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 90.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 235MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,841 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 406 465
171 Write 281 372
175 Mixed 235 283
112 SusWrite 260 366
66% 295 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.5 4K Read 17.5 23.4
25.6 4K Write 47.8 75.3
13.6 4K Mixed 21.3 27.8
79.1% 28.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
172 DQ Read 264 296
58.9 DQ Write 90.9 124
48.8 DQ Mixed 129 164
108% 161 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: CXM03D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 346 339 359 333 292 MB/s
Read 442
Write 353
Mixed 272
SusWrite 330
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 27
102% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 153
125% 184 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 289 325 342 339 339 MB/s
Read 419
Write 316
Mixed 231
SusWrite 318
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 23.3
90% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 152
123% 180 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM13D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 68 30 51 68 46 MB/s
Read 312
Write 122
Mixed 102
SusWrite 56.2
32% 148 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 18.8
4K Mixed 14.4
47% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 40.3
DQ Mixed 49.1
62% 118 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,207,617 SSDs tested.

Typical PM830 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 4,087 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $297

Popular PM830 mSATA 256GB systems:

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