Model: Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Provided By: Samsung America
Samsung Electronics has been a leader in the electronics industry for more than 30 years. Since the introduction of their first television in 1970, this Korean company has grown to become one of the world's leading electronics manufacturers, offering everything from tiny semiconductors to large home appliances. Samsung is no stranger to the storage industry either. Along with an assortment of DVD and Blu-ray Disc drives, the company offers both hard drive and flash based storage solutions for the portable and desktop computer markets
Like many other manufacturers, Samsung has set its sights on the growing solid-state drive (SSD) market. This past fall, the company launched its SSD 830 Series. Designed and built completely in-house, the SSD 830 is powered by Samsung's own triple-core MCX controller and features a SATA 6GB/s interface as well as wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms for sustained performance and reliability. The 830 Series also packs 256MB of on-board cache and uses Samsung's 20nm-class Toggle DDR NAND flash memory to deliver up to 520MB/s read and 400MB/s write speeds.
The 830 Series is available by itself or as part of a user-friendly installation kit. For this review, Samsung sent us the 128GB desktop installation kit (MZ-7PC128D/AM). The 128GB version of the SSD 830 is capable of delivering up to 520 MB/s sequential read and 320 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 30,000 random read and 80,000 random write IOPS.
|Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive|
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Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the 830 Series has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Samsung's latest 128GB SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the SSD 830 have what it takes? Can it deliver the performance and features that we've come to expect from Samsung? Keep reading as we find out.