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

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