Controller, NAND and cache chip all designed and built by Samsung.
Identical performance with compressible and incompressible data.
Great software bundle.
Only 7mm thin.
Class leading IOPS Scaling and overall IOPS performance.
Available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.
Includes Norton Ghost software.
Write speeds cannot compete with SandForce SF2200 based drives.
Slower than other drives when doing random writes.
Performance during intensive applications not the fastest available.
Can't match SandForce for 4k random IOPS.
Requires padding or a laptop kit, which costs extra, to fit in most existing laptop computers.
By TechSpot on November 14, 2012
Budget SSD Roundup: The Best SSD for Less Than $100: In comparison to the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB and Crucial m4 128GB, the Samsung 830 64GB offers the best value price vs. performance at 6,4MB/s per dollar.-
By TechSpot on September 27, 2011
The Samsung 830 Series has left a mark with its strong performance just as the 470 Series did almost a year ago. Similar to when we reviewed Samsung's previous-gen SSD, the 830 Series 512GB had its fair share of ups and down, but luckily the ups far...-
By LanOC Reviews on February 19, 2013
In the beginning, there were platter hard drives. They would spend their lives spinning away into a data driven oblivion. Google has even authored a study on hard drives, and their reliability. For awhile, there were drives called RAM drives. They would...-
By Computer Shopper on December 12, 2012
Samsung's 830 Series SSD is impressively fast, and the company includes excellent extras in the box. Its slim shell makes it a fine fit for laptops, but desktop users will be well-served by this drive, too....80
By PC Pro on December 12, 2012
Both fast and affordable, the Samsung SSD 830 is a top-notch solid-state...100
By MyCE on September 25, 2012
Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below:Positive:Silky smooth operation as a system drive. Outstanding sequential reading performance. Excellent 4K random writing performance at low queue depths. Excellent 4K random...100
By Hardware Secrets on September 11, 2012
We can see from our performance tests that the Samsung 830 Series exhibits a better level of performance than the Crucial M4 in almost every test.In most of the tests, it would be fair to say that the Crucial M4 doesn’t lag behind the 830 Series...-
By hardCOREware on September 04, 2012
s There are two ways to look at the Samsung 830. First, is it worthy of consideration over all the other SSD options out there? The answer to this, in my opinion, is that it is a bit of a tough sell. In most of the tests that really mattered, it was...-
By techPowerUp! on August 22, 2012
Samsung's 830 Series SSD left me very impressed. The drive doesn't use any of the well-known controllers like SandForce or Marvell, but comes with Samsung's own controller design instead. This doesn't have to be a bad thing; on the...95
By uk.hardware.info on August 07, 2012
You buy a 64 GB SSD because you'd like to add an SSD to your computer for as little money as possible. Now that 128 GB models are becoming affordable, the choice seems obvious. But if you want to assemble a cheap (office) PC or have another scenario...-