CPU: Intel i3 2100T
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB 1600MHZ
GPU: Zotac GT430
Storage: Corsair F40 40GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB LP
Case: Zalman HD503
To test this SSD I put it through several synthetic benchmarks and a real world boot test. The former benchmarks were as follows:
- AS SSD
- ATTO Disk Benchmark
- Crystal Disk Mark
- Sisoft Sandra Physical Disk Benchmark
For the real world boot test I used a stopwatch to time how long it would take the PC to reach the Windows 7 login screen.
For comparison purposes, I’ll be using a OCZ Vertex 3 240GB and Kingston HyperX 240GB.
I’ve also performed a test of the drive’s TRIM technology.
Crystal Disk Benchmark
Here the Samsung 830 holds its own quite well, winning the sequential read and write tests. However, when it came to more specific categories, it tended to lose out to the other SSDs in our comparison.