Samsung has launched its own series of 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) solid-state drive (SSD), 830 SSD series. Samsung released the SSD 470 series last year which was a 3Gbps. Since there was already 6Gbps SSD in the market, Samsung 470 SSD did not get much attention except for its reliability. Samsung needed a faster drive to capture more share in the market, and now with 830 SSD series, Samsung is now ready to take over the market.
Majority of the SSD you find in the market use third-party controllers like SandForce, Indilinx, etc., but Samsung use their own controller which adds up to their performance. Samsung uses 2x-nm Toggle-mode DDR NAND and the controller has a multi-core ARM design. In the previous model, you will find that the cache is spread with two chips, but the 830 SSD series is put in a single package.
The 830 SSD series will be available in the market by October but the prices haven’t been confirmed yet. Currently, SandForce and Marvell are the only one who ship 6Gbps SSD but now Samsung will also join in, which means, there will be more competition in the market.
Samsung new SSD provides 'Read speed' of 520 MB/s and 'Write Speed' of 400 MB/s both in 256 as well as 512 GB model. The only difference between Samsung 830 SSD and SandForce controller is that Samsung does not use the compression technology in its solid-state drive.
Samsung is the one and only company which uses its own manufactured controller, firmware, and flash memory in its device. There are also rumors that Samsung 830 SSD series will turn heads with its pricing. The 128 GB 830 series is expected to be priced at just $250.