Samsung SSD 830 256GB review

OEM reliability arrives for consumer-class drives

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Industry leaders like OCZ's Vertex 3 Max IOPS make mincemeat of the SSD 830 in read performance and compressible writes, but if you move tons of media files around, you'll notice the SSD 830's superior incompressible write.

The triple core ARM9 controller is also a pro at multithreaded 4K random write performance. Those identical boot time scores show you how marginal the real-world performance difference is though.

Operating systems boot time

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Sequential read performance (incompressible data)

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Sequential write performance (incompressible data)

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Multi-threaded 4K random read performance

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Multi-threaded 4K random write performance

Samsung ssd 830 256gb

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product Family830
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600
Brand NameSamsung
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity256 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Maximum Read Transfer Rate520 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate400 MBps
Height7 mm
Width69.9 mm
Depth100 mm
Product Series830
Product ModelMZ-7PC256N
Product NameSSD 830 Series
Manufacturer Part NumberMZ-7PC256N/EU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Solid State Drives, or SSDs, are innovative data storage devices that deliver high performance, reliability, and quality by using NAND Flash memory instead of the magnetic disks used in traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). SSDs provide very fast PC booting and application loading speeds and perform exceptionally well in multi-tasking environments all while consuming less power, emitting very little heat, producing no noise, and offering outstanding stability compared to conventional HDDs. Please visit for more information on SSD technology.

Package Contents
  • Samsung SSD 830 Series
  • SATA to USB Adapter Cable
  • Mounting Spacer
Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)62.5 g