When describing internal SSDs, the terms “brushed metal enclosure”, "deep black" and "a stylish and chic exterior" are not the first things you will be looking for. Then again, good looks are not the only thing the latest SSDs from Samsung have going for them.
Last week Samsung announced its first range of SSDs with support for 6Gbps SATA, but the PM830 was only available to manufacturers and not to us Joe Soaps. Thankfully, Samsung has seen sense and released a consumer version called the Samsung SSD 830.
While the PM830 SSDs may have been utilitarian in looks, the 830 range has been buffed up and as we said earlier, feature a brushed metal enclosure. We really can’t see the point of the effort Samsung has put into making the 830 range so good looking, considering the only time you’ll see them is when your installing them in your computer.
While the SSD 830 may look different from the PM830, architecturally there is no difference. It features an updated Samsung controller with two ARM cores, a 6Gbps SATA interface and Samsung's own Toggle NAND. Doubling the bandwidth of the previous version, the SSD 470, should ensure that the latest Samsung
Four versions of the SSD 830 will go on sale in October when the series gets it “official launch”, starting with 64GB and moving up to 128GB, 256GB and finishing with the whopping 512GB.
The SSDs will be come with a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch drive bay adapter and a USB to SATA adapter cable in the upgrade packages There has been no word from Samsung on pricing yet but we should learn more closer to the release date.
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