News: Samsung Unveiled New SSD 840 & 840 PRO Series

On 25 Feb 2013, Samsung unveiled its new lineup of advanced internal solid state drives (SSDs) – Samsung SSD 840 and 840 PRO Series.

Supporting the SATA 6.0 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) interface, the new SSD Series comes in two tracks – the SSD 840 Series for general computing purposes and the more advanced 840 PRO Series for serious users. Utilising flash memory data storage, both the SSD 840 and SSD 840 PRO Series come with an innovative MDX controller, ensuring fast performance and exceptional reliability regardless of data type.

Samsung is a unique SSD manufacturer that engineers almost all of its components in-house. This allows it to meticulously fine-tune its hardware and software, and offer outstanding reliability and support such as a five year warranty on Samsung’s latest 840 PRO.

The series also comes with a number of different business features, such as Worldwide Name (WWN), a unique identifier used in storage technologies, and an LED Indicator that makes it easy to integrate the SSD with server and storage systems. These features are coupled with an AES Encryption to facilitate the safeguarding of data against attack by encoding all information on the disk at the hardware level.

Pricing and Availability

The new SSD 840, 840 PRO Series will be available from 25 February 2013, at the following prices:

Series

Capacity

Seq. Read

(MB/s)

Seq. Write

(MB/s)

RRP

SSD 840

120GB

530

130

$159.00

250GB

540

250

$289.00

500GB

540

330

$619.00

SSD 840 PRO

128GB

530

390

$229.00

256GB

540

520

$399.00

512GB

540

520

$799.00

 

Thoughts:

Additional choice for those intending to get a SSD.
I guess this piece of news and the SSDs made it in time for upcoming IT Show 2013 :D

(heh, planned this post to publish only today… enjoying a good amount of tech news, for these 2 weeks… )

 

Note:

Details as shared by Samsung Singapore and PR team.