Samsung Launches New SSD 840 for Speed Junkies (PR)
Samsung has launched a new range of SSDs for the global market. Based on the SATA 6.0 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) interface, the drive will be available in a general and a pro version. The 840 PRO provides 100,000 input/ output per second (IOPS) for random read and 90,000 IOPS for random write. The original SSD 830 never came to India, but Samsung has big plans to bring SSDs to India and similar countries this time around, promising prices lower than the competition. Starting at Rs 6999 for the 64GB General 840 going upto Rs 45,000 for the 512 GB Pro version.
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Samsung Electronics announced its new lineup of high-performance SSDs designed for use in personal computers. The new series supporting SATA 6.0 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) interface comes in two tracks; one for general computing purposes and another, an advanced lineup dubbed ‘PRO’ for serious users.
Samsung’s tiered offering for professional and general user environments provides consumers a broader choice of SSDs to best suit their personal requirements.
The unrivaled performance of Samsung’s SSDs lies in its MDX controller, which delivers superior performance, high reliability and sustainability that are among the product’s proprietary features. The premium class 840 PRO provides 100,000 input/ output per second (IOPS) for random read and 90,000 IOPS for random write*. Benchmark test** on the overall system performance unveiled a three-fold advancement when applying the 840 PRO in place of a conventional hard disk drive.
The new 840 series will be available globally from mid October through retail channels.
* Performance figure are based on test results on IOMeter 2010.
** Benchmark test based on PC Mark 7 Score test.
*** All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.