Samsung 830 SATA III 6Gbps 128GB SSD

Storage

Testing

Test Rig

CPU: Intel i3 2100T
Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB 1600MHZ
GPU: Zotac GT430
Storage: Corsair F40 40GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB LP
Case: Zalman HD503

Methodology

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.

 

Results

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.

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Last modified: December 8, 2011

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2 Responses to :
Samsung 830 SATA III 6Gbps 128GB SSD

  1. amythompson172 says:

    VERY FAST! I have been running this drive now for over a month and could not be happier with it. No issues at all. I did a fresh install of Windows 7 when I installed it. Super fast boot and response of the drive. I am now thinking of buying another for my laptop.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GPXE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=emjay2d-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005T3GPXE

  2. Sebastian says:

    A bit strange comparisson between 128GB SDD and two 240GB. Or according to the aughtor the size of the drives does not affect the speed of the SSD? ;)

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