Samsung SSD 830 256GB Review

Written by Harry Butler

September 29, 2011 | 07:55

Companies: #samsung

AS SSD Benchmark Results

Website: AS SSD

AS SSD is a freeware benchmarking tool designed just for SSDs, performing a battery of sequential read and write tests, as well as random read and write tests and sequential access tests over a 3GB portion of the drive. As Windows 7's caching technology makes using real world tests such as FC-Test almost impossible, this is the next best test for judging sequential read and write speeds. It also produces accurate access times, and is wonderfully easy to use.

AS SSD's benchmark uses data that is predominantly incompressible, which negates much of SandForce's DuraWrite compression technology. This means that it can be seen as a worst case scenario for drives that use compression, such as the OCZ Vertex 3.

Sequential Speeds


AS SSD

Incompressible Data, Sequential Read Speeds

  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SandForce 2281) v2.11
  • Adata S511 240GB
  • Samsung SSD 830 256GB
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Crucial M4 128GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Crucial M4 64GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Intel X-25M 160GB
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB (Indilinx Barefoot)
  • G.SKill Phoenix 100GB (SandForce 1222)
    • 519
    • 517
    • 512
    • 507
    • 507
    • 507
    • 421
    • 328
    • 257
    • 225
    • 209
0
100
200
300
400
500
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Write

AS SSD

Incompressible Data, Sequential Write Speeds

  • Samsung SSD 830 256GB
  • Adata S511 240GB
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell) v0009
  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SandForce 2281) v2.11
  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Crucial M4 128GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB (Indilinx Barefoot)
  • G.SKill Phoenix 100GB (SandForce 1222)
  • Intel X-25M 160GB
  • Crucial M4 64GB (Marvell) v0009
    • 390
    • 297
    • 285
    • 271
    • 217
    • 200
    • 191
    • 165
    • 129
    • 102
    • 101
0
100
200
300
400
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Write

Read our performance analysis.

Random Performance


AS SSD

Incompressible Data, 4K Random Read Speed (single queue depth)

  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Crucial M4 128GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Crucial M4 64GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Samsung SSD 830 256GB
  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SandForce 2281) v2.11
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB (Indilinx Barefoot)
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Adata S511 240GB
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • G.SKill Phoenix 100GB (SandForce 1222)
  • Intel X-25M 160GB
    • 29
    • 27
    • 27
    • 24
    • 24
    • 24
    • 22
    • 21
    • 21
    • 19
    • 18
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Random Read

AS SSD

Incompressible Data, 4K Random Write Speed (single queue depth)

  • Samsung SSD 830 256GB
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Adata S511 240GB
  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SandForce 2281) v2.11
  • Crucial M4 128GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Crucial M4 64GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • G.SKill Phoenix 100GB (SandForce 1222)
  • Intel X-25M 160GB
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB (Indilinx Barefoot)
    • 113
    • 113
    • 110
    • 100
    • 80
    • 68
    • 63
    • 49
    • 42
    • 32
    • 13
0
25
50
75
100
125
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Random Write

AS SSD

Incompressible Data, 4K Random Read Speed (64 queue depth)

  • Crucial M4 128GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Samsung SSD 830 256GB
  • Crucial M4 64GB (Marvell) v0009
  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SandForce 2281) v2.11
  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Adata S511 240GB
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Intel X-25M 160GB
  • G.SKill Phoenix 100GB (SandForce 1222)
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB (Indilinx Barefoot)
    • 286
    • 281
    • 272
    • 221
    • 216
    • 208
    • 182
    • 172
    • 128
    • 81
    • 59
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Random Read

AS SSD

Incompressible Data, 4K Random Write Speed (64 queue depth)

  • Adata S511 240GB
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell) v0009
  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SandForce 2281) v2.11
  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Crucial M4 128GB (Marvell) v0009
  • G.SKill Phoenix 100GB (SandForce 1222)
  • Crucial M4 64GB (Marvell) v0009
  • Samsung SSD 830 256GB
  • Intel X-25M 160GB
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB (Indilinx Barefoot)
    • 234
    • 217
    • 215
    • 176
    • 156
    • 95
    • 89
    • 80
    • 64
    • 61
    • 13
0
50
100
150
200
250
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Random Read

Read our performance analysis.
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