Samsung 830 Series SATA600

  • Samsung 830 Series SATA600
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Based on 30 scores, 71 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    16
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Controller, NAND and cache chip all designed and built by Samsung.
  • Identical performance with compressible and incompressible data.
  • Great software bundle.

Cons:

  • Write speeds cannot compete with SandForce SF2200 based drives.
  • Slower than other drives when doing random writes.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

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 -

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 -

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 80

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....

By PC Pro on 100

Both fast and affordable, the Samsung SSD 830 is a top-notch solid-state...

By MyCE on 100

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...

By Hardware Secrets on -

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 -

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 95

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...

By uk.hardware.info on -

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...

By Real World Labs on -

Overall I would have to say I’m impressed with the Samsung 830 256GB’s performance. We like the fact that the drive performs as well with incompressible data as it does compressible data. We also like the fact that it’s a Samsung...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Impressive performance at an attractive price makes this SSD a great buy...

By PC Authority on 83

Samsung has pulled out all the stops for its latest internal SSD, the 830 Series. Built entirely in-house, it crams a proprietary triple-core ARM9-based controller and 256GB of 20nm toggle-mode DDR NAND flash into an aluminium shell that's only 7mm...

By ThinkComputers on 80

So what can we say about the Samsung 830 Series? Well first off it is great to see Samsung building the drive completely in-house. The 3-core MCX controller, Toggle NAND flash and the DDR2 flash chip have all been designed and built by Samsung. ...

By PCPer on -

We tested the 64, 128, and 256GB capacities of the Samsung SSD 830 Series, and all were an absolute breath of fresh air. Reads and writes were great, and IOPS performance was nothing short of outstanding. The Samsung engineering team is to be...

By Pureoverclock on -

As we've said before and we'll continue to hammer any chance we can get, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive, and using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that you'll...

By CDRLabs on -

Samsung's 830 Series is a worthy alternative to the myriad of "SandForce Driven" SSDs on the market today. Instead of using off the shelf components, Samsung has designed and built everything, including the MCX controller, Toggle Mode NAND flash and...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

After Valentine's Day, SSDs prices fell yet again, and we updated our list to reflect those changes. This month, the best deals are found in the mid-range offering, and there's one bargain in our list for a 240GB SSD that you simply will not...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Very quick and with a huge capacity, but you may want to go for a smaller size for the best value...

By PC Advisor on 80

While this Samsung 830 Series 256GB doesn’t quite top the league tables for overall performance, it is still one extremely quick storage drive. Samsung seems to have tweaked its controller to favour read speed at most file sizes, suggesting it may...