Summary: Final Thoughts
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.
Pros: – Controller, NAND and cache chip all designed and built by Samsung, – Great read performance, – Identical performance with compressible and incompressible data, – Great software bundle, – Only 7mm thin!
Cons: – Write speeds cannot compete with SandForce SF2200 based drives
Samsung 830 Series SATA 3 512GB SSD Review – Amazing Performance and an Unbeatable Toolbox
31 March 2012
Conclusion: Samsung SSD Magician is unquestionably the most full featured SSD management tool available. It’s may not be a big enough deal by itself to sway many potential customers, but Samsung owners will be glad to have it nonetheless.
Conclusion: TRIM Performance: While SSDs offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted.
Pros: Available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, Excellent read speeds, Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data, Consistent speeds, even after intensive usage, Good looking, ultra-slim design, SATA 6Gb/s interface, Toggle NAND flash, 256MB DDR2 SDRAM cache, Supports T...
Cons: Slower than other drives when doing random writes
Summary: The Samsung 830 Series has a whole lot going for it. In addition to offering the best overall performance of any SSD we've tested, the drive comes in a slim form factor, includes a copy of , and is backed by a company whose SSD history appears largely devoid of serious issues.
Summary: The Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD has some very strong features going for it. The drive is capable of delivering very good read performance, something you want in a consumer drive. The write performance on the other hand still has some issues that we simply can't overlook.
Summary: Real-world application testing was also a mixed bag. Windows boot times, multi-tasking tests, and gaming level load times all appeared average, but the Samsung 830 Series excelled when copying data not just to and from the drive but also across it.