Samsung's New Double-Speed SSDs

Sammy just took the lid off of a set of new solid state drives that promise a significant speed boost from their already peppy previous line of SSDs. They look good enough to eat.

The new 830 series will utilize SATA Revision 3.0 technology, which will give it potential speeds a face-melting 6 gigabits per second. This effectively doubles the speed of Samsung's previous drives, the SSD 470 series. Other than the speed boost and some gussied up looks there's not much different, but who cares? To quote the movie Jerry Maguire, "You had me at 'twice as fast.'"

The drives will be available this October in capacities of 64, 128, 256 and 512GB. They can fit in 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch drive bays, and you can get an adaptor kit so it can be used via USB. No word on pricing yet.


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