Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review

PC Mark Vantage and x264

Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review

PC Mark Vantage

Moving into some tests that are closer to the real world speeds you should expect, the Samsung 830 256GB SSD has a mixed bag of results. It's there or thereabouts in every PC Mark Vantage test, without ever moving ahead of either the Crucial M4 or Kingston Hyper X. 

x264 Benchmark

In keeping with the theme we saw in PC Mark testing, in the x264 benchmark the Samsung 830 just slips behind the Crucial M4. Not by much, but still just slower.

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Most Recent Comments

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

05-12-2011, 12:02:52

id go for a 64 gb boot drive, and a 2tb storage drive

i dont see much point in any bigger than that in SSD until OS's get bigger ...Quote

05-12-2011, 14:01:43

It's a terrific looking drive. I hope to see more from themQuote

05-12-2011, 14:10:22

No ancient storage media will ever see my system again

I just love the speed and the silence too much Quote

05-12-2011, 18:20:40

Samsung drives have come a long way it used to be a Seagate that was recommended for machines now it's Samsung I just hope with the changes in the company that the quality and reliability don't drop off.Quote

05-12-2011, 18:29:58

Performance numbers aren't always needed for consideration when SSDs are so fast anyway. At least not to those of us who are carefree about the absolute best records in test results. For day to day performance, as long as it's stable and efficient is all that matters and not to mention that it looks fantastic too. It's definitely one to consider when looking at the many choices of SSDs out available now when upgrading from a regular hard drive. I'd definitely consider it as a future upgrade if it is available in the future. Quote

18-03-2012, 18:09:09

Does the Samsung have any kind of TRIM or BGC support when it is put in raid0?Quote

18-03-2012, 18:38:53

I thought Samsung got bought out by seagate ?

Or was that just for mechanical drives ?Quote

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