Samsung 830 SATA III 6Gbps 128GB SSD

Storage

TRIM

TRIM is a technology that helps keep SSDs at their optimum speed and without which, your zippy new solid state disk would quickly find itself running short on performance and usable storage space. This test checks to see how an SSD’s performance degrades (and therefore the efficiency of TRIM) by loading up all its available storage space and then cleaning it out again with a simple deletion.

Original

TRIM

Not much of a drop off here with the only real difference being in the sequential read/write speeds.

Conclusion

So at the end of this review, what do we have? A drive that performs pretty well, is priced competively and its TRIM command works well enough.

Performance in some instances wasn’t as strong as I’d have liked. The larger drives out perform this little guy in most instances, but apart from ATTO there wasn’t a lot in it.

The overall package isn’t amazing, but this is a good budget SATA III SSD if you’re looking to find a small boot drive that’s a lot faster than your HDD.

Pros

Good performance
Priced competitively
Drive looks good
TRIM works well

Cons

Doesn’t perform as well as larger drives
Packaging is cheap and nasty

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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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