Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review

Crystal Disk Mark

Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review

Crystal Disk Mark

In 512K and 4K read testing the 830 isn't quite up there with either the Sandforce equipped Hyper X or even the Micron controller of the Crucial M4. However the straight sequential test has it right up there at the top of the graph and in QD32 testing it's on a par with the Hyper X. 




It's a bit of a double-edged sword in the Crystal Disk Mark write tests. At the 4K end of the scale the Samsung 830 is definitely the slowest of the three SATA6Gbp/s drives on show, yet when it comes to large chunks of data it leaps to the top, giving some excellent write speeds.

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05-12-2011, 06:14:54


Samsung provide the NAND chips for nearly all the SSDs on the market. Cutting out the middle-man we look at a Samsung branded model.

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05-12-2011, 06:20:58

i wonder if samsung can come up with a spinpoint equivalent ssd that i mean achieve the same success with a low price and a good drive???Quote

05-12-2011, 10:59:10

I personally don't see samsung shifting alot of SSD's until the £ per gig ratio comes down alot, Personally I would spend up to £100 on a good boot drive, but I think £300 is asking a bit much. Especially when you consider a 80gig SSD and a terabyte can be had for the same money(even at today's stupid prices), and makes more sense for most people.Quote

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