For an internal drive, Samsung's new 830-series SSDs are pretty hot looking
Samsung’s new 830-series SSDs are blisteringly fast and also offer curiously redundant good looks. The solid state disks don’t speed themselves up with any radically new internals. Instead, they are using the SATA 3 interface to talk to the computer in which they sit, which is itself enough to potentially double the data throughput.
I say potentially, as SATA 3 is essentially just a fatter pipe, offering up to 600 MB/sec (6Gbit/sec) speeds. To actually exploit that bandwidth, the drives themselves will have to pump the data through pretty fast. Still, some SSDs have already saturated SATA 2’s bandwidth, so this is great news.
The sleek brushed finish of these drives is odd, though. The 830-series is designed to work as an internal drive and so you’ll only see it when you open up your computer to swap one in or out. Still, we love this kind of obsessive attention to detail. The drives will be officially launched in October, when we shall find out just how much Samsung wants for its 64, 128, 256 and 512GB boxes.
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Via: Gadget Lab