RIDGEFIELD PARK, USA: Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that its new line of advanced internal solid state drives (SSDs), the Samsung SSD 830 series, is available for purchase. These drives – which set a new standard for SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs - are available in capacities of 64 GB ($129.99), 128 GB ($229.99), 256 GB ($429.99) and 512 GB ($849.99).
Norton Ghost installation software and Batman: Arkham City for PC, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Rocksteady Studios, will be included for a limited time with all 128 GB or higher models. A code provided in the box will enable a download of the full PC version of the game.
The Samsung SSD 830 Series incorporates a high-performance Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface, doubling the data bandwidth of Samsung’s previous SSD product, the SSD 470 series. As a result, the drives boast superior random read speeds (up to 80,000 IOPS) and faster sequential read and write speeds (up to 520 MB/s & 400 MB/s, respectively).
Further, the drives utilize 20-nanometer-class toggle DDR (double-data rate) NAND chips which enable data transfer rates up to 133 megabits per second (Mbps)—more than three times faster than conventional (66 Mbps) single-data-rate (SDR) NAND chips. Samsung’s unique triple-core MCX controller, which excels in multi-tasking, provides superior throughput under heavy input/output (IO) loads, allowing for more consistent performance on a wider variety of tasks.