Samsung PM830 SATA 3 256GB mSATA SSD Review – Ultrabooks To Gain Capacity and SATA 3 Speed

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.64

Up until recently, AS SSD was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it uses incompressible data which is favored by many SSD enthusiasts.

The AS SSD result confirms much of what we have been seeing and takes things just a bit further by displaying excellent read and write access times of 0.06ms and 0.05ms respectively.  Lets go one step further and see how well Samsung’s specification of 50,000 IOPS fares:

Specifications lists the IOPs count at 50,000 read and 29,000 write whereas AS SSD shows it’s read total at just under 70,000 and the write at 20,000 IOPS.  Lets see if our Anvil Benchmark can bring things up a bit…

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility.  Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.

If you are an old guy like me, you just might appreciate the fact that you can click on any of our pictures or test results for a high resolution closeup.  Anvil Storage Utilities is a great program because it encompasses pretty much all that we look for in testing and then includes the test system identification on the lower left along with the SSD identification on the lower right.

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1806

we all waited test PM830 256GB SSD in Toshiba Z830 ultrabook…
why you test ultrabook SSD in desktop?!

Les@TheSSDReview
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As stated in the article, we could not get the SSD to run at SATA 3 speeds in the Z830 as we did with the T50 in its review. We are hoping to have an ultrabook in the office very soon that will enable SATA 3 testing and this review will be accordingly updated.

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OK, thanks.

Ron
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Ron

Is the pm830 at least as fast as the OEM SSD in the Z830?

Les@TheSSDReview
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Much more so… I will try to dig them up after CEBit!

aus_k
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aus_k

I hope that you’ll keep pestering Samsung to make this drive available through retail channels, I’m waiting to buy one for my late 2011 hp Envy 17 3D.

Les
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Les

Thanks for commenting on this as you are not alone and Samsung takes a close look at all product reviews and comments such as yours.

erm
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erm

the arrow in the pcmark vantage results chart is pointing to ‘pm800 msata’. should it be pointing to the ‘pm830 256gb’ result higher up, or is that a typo?

Les@TheSSDReview
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Negative, that is the correct position, however, the model should be 830 and will be amended Tx!

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Machupo

I would love to be able to buy this in the retail channel as I’m building a “small as possible” top end gaming rig — this would make a great drive to run everything off of. The Runcore 120GB just isn’t quite big enough to get everything I need on it. Guess we’ll have to see where the price point lands for this drive, but I really hope that Samsung gets it into the retail network!

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Bob Pierre-Paul

Great article on the state of the [samsung] art. Do you know what processors are slated for “Rev B” Series 9? I’ve been patiently waiting for the next version of their S9. Cheers.