Designed to deliver SATA 6Gbps speeds, claims company
Samsung Electronics has launched its new lineup of advanced internal solid state drives (SSDs), the Samsung SSD 830 series.
The Samsung SSD 830 series will be available in capacities of 64, 128, 256 and 512GB, said the company.
The new drives incorporate a high-performance Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface, doubling the data bandwidth of Samsung’s previous SSD product, the SSD 470 series. This increases performance, making the new drives a good fit for anyone desiring an extreme computing experience without purchasing an entirely new PC, said Samsung.
SSDs utilise flash memory for data storage, which results in faster performance, lower energy consumption, reduced heat output and improved reliability, said the company.
Samsung Electronics memory brand product marketing vice-president UnSoo Kim said, "Solid state drives have long been the preferred choice for those seeking the very best in performance."
"With the Samsung SSD 830 Series, we are raising that performance to even higher levels, while also delivering unparalleled Samsung design and convenience in the package."
The Samsung SSD 830 series drives come in a brushed metal enclosure, highlighted by a deep black tone, with orange accent in the corner.
The included Norton Ghost software reduces the time it takes to upgrade to an SSD by up to 75%.
The company said the bundle includes a bracket for installing the 2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch bay, all required cables, and detailed instructions. Notebook upgrade kits include a USB to SATA adapter cable.
The company said that the new SSDs will be available in October to consumers.