SSD comes in 128GB to 512GB capacity

Samsung today announced a new SATA 3.0 SSD aimed at notebook users called the PM830 SSD. Sampling of the 512GB version of the SSD started in May and Samsung expects the new SSD to replace the its 3Gb/s interface SSDs by the end of the year.

“Samsung’s new line up of advanced SSDs will raise the performance bar to the next level for ultra-slim notebooks and tablets and accelerate growth of the market for high-performance SSDs,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “The industry is expected to quickly embrace SATA 6Gb/s-based SSDs, which also will help increase market interest in 256GB and higher densities significantly.” 

The SSDs use 20nm class 32GB MLC NAND memory chips that feature a toggle DDR interface and Samsung’s own proprietary NAND controller. As a result, Samsung promises 500MB/s sequential read and up to 350MB/s sequential write speeds. 

The SSD features AES 256-bit encryption to protect data, and will also be offered in 128GB and 256GB capacities. 

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