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Samsung announces high performance SSDs

840 Series is a notebook ready 6Gbit/s SATA drive
Mon Sep 24 2012, 15:59
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KOREAN ELECTRONICS GIANT Samsung has unveiled a line of high performance solid state disk (SSD) drives for use in PCs.

Announcing two variations of the new model at the SSD Global Summit, Samsung said the 840 Series have a notebook ready 6Gbit/s SATA interface. The SSDs come in two options: one called "general purpose" and the second dubbed "Pro", aimed at what the firm calls "more serious" users.

Sasmugn said the tiered SSD offering will provide consumers with a "broader choice of SSDs to best suit their personal requirements".

Samsung claims that the 840 Pro provides 100,000 IOPS random read and 90,000 IOPS random write performance, making it three times faster than a hard drive in system level benchmarks.

The firm didn't provide performance specifications for the general purpose 840, but said the 840 Pro models offer 12.5 percent faster performance than its previous line of SSDs.

Samsung attributed the write and read speed gains to a new MDX controller fitted to the drive and said the update will add "considerable levels of advancements to the notebook user environment".

The company did not quote pricing but said its new 840 Series SSDs will be available globally from mid-October. µ


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