Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅25-09-11
Testing Methodologies

At the moment our SSD database is only small but over the coming months it will expand. So to analyse the 830s performance I will be comparing it against 1 x RevoDrive X2, 3 x SATA 3 SSD Patriot Pyro, Kingston HyperX and OCZ Agility 3, 3 x SATA 2 SSDs (Samsung 470, Kingston V+ and Corsair F40) and a traditional 3.5" Samsung Spinpoint 250GB HDD.

The system is formatted and a fresh version of Windows is installed with just drives in place - no additional applications. Windows is then updated to the latest release. Included in the list of benchmarks are the following applications:

ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.46
AIDA64
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
Iometer
SiSoftware SANDRA
Windows 7 Boot Time Test


Test system
CPU Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard ASUS P8P67
Graphics ZOTAC GTX 480 AMP!
Memory 4GB Kingston HyperX Genesis CL9 1600MHz
HDD
Samsung 830 256GB
- Patriot Pyro 120GB
- Samsung 470 256GB
- Kingston HyperX 240GB
- OCZ Agility 3 240GB
- OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB
- Kingston V+ 128GB
- Corsair F40 40GB
- Samsung Spinpoint 250GB SATA-II

PSU OCZ 750W Fatal1ty
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

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