Samsung Ships 830 SSD Drives

Samsung's new line of advanced internal solid state drives (SSDs), the SSD 830 series, is now available. The Samsung SSD 830 Series utilize a high-performance Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface which doubles the data bandwidth of its predecessor, the SSD 470 series. With this new interface, the drives can offer random read speeds up to 80,000 IOPS and sequential read and write speeds up to 520 MB/s & 400 MB/s respectively. The drives also use 20-nanometer-class toggle DDR NAND chips which enable data transfer rates up to 133 Mbps. The SSD 830 series are available in capacities of 64 GB ($129.99), 128 GB ($229.99), 256 GB ($429.99) and 512 GB ($849.99).

Samsung 830 SSD Drive Now Available – The PC Transformation Begins Today

The Samsung 830 SSD also includes full versions of Norton Ghost and Batman:
Arkham City (with 128 GB or higher models)

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced today 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.

“Since Samsung manufactures all components of the 830 SSD, we are able to deliver amazing performance and enhanced reliability,” explained Reid Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Mobile Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America. “In addition, the drives feature an absolutely beautiful design that anyone will want to show off.”

To verify that Samsung’s 830 SSD delivered amazing benefits to the key audience of PC gamers, Samsung arranged for the research firm Hit Detection, led by former Newsweek senior writer N’Gai Croal, to test the 830 SSD side by side with HDDs on 30 different games.

“I expected a speed boost on systems utilizing the 830 SSD, but I was stunned at just how much of a benefit Samsung was able to achieve,” Croal stated. “System boot, game launch and saved game loads are all noticeably quicker. This means gamers can jump into their games faster than ever before. On some titles, we even noticed a more fluid experience, likely because of how quickly the game assets were streaming in.” Detailed findings will be available in a white paper to be released shortly.

In addition to the blazing performance, the Samsung SSD 830 series boasts a stylish exterior, delivering precision engineering inside and out. The new drives come in a brushed metal enclosure, highlighted by a deep black tone, which effectively embodies Samsung’s legendary SSD performance and reliability.

Samsung also provides a full upgrade kit along with each 830 series model, for a superior user experience and a safe and easy upgrade solution. The included Norton Ghost software eliminates the need to reinstall applications, manually move data, and reconfigure user settings, reducing the time it takes to upgrade to an SSD by up to 75 percent. The desktop bundle also includes a bracket for installing the 2.5" drive in a 3.5" bay, all required cables, and detailed instructions. Notebook upgrade kits include a USB to SATA adapter cable and a drive spacer to ensure a perfect fit.

The new SSD series builds on the success of the acclaimed 470 Series SSD. Samsung, the world’s leading memory manufacturer, has created proprietary firmware – the brains of the drive – to deliver exceptional performance. Samsung also engineers all of its components in-house, unique among SSD manufacturers. This allows it to meticulously fine-tune its hardware and software for enhanced reliability. In addition, the included Samsung Magician software helps keeps the SSD running at its peak.

SSDs utilize flash memory for data storage rather than the spinning platters found in conventional hard disk drives. This yields faster performance, lower energy consumption, reduced heat output and improved reliability.

* Restrictions apply. While supplies last at participating authorized Samsung dealers only. Eligible models may vary by date, see authorized Samsung dealer for details.