Samsung has announced the arrival of its new solid state drive, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO.
The new line-up makes use of the industry’s most compact 10-namometer class 128GB high-performance NAND flash memory.
After accelerating the growth of the SSD market by last year’s launch of entry-level, high-performance SSDs we are introducing a much faster SSDs with up to 1TB capacities offering consumers a wider range of choices,” said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics.
“Samsung continues to enhance its SSD brand image by delivering the industry’s highest quality solutions and continuously increasing its SSD market share by expanding the adoption of higher density SSDs especially in client PC segments.”
Compared with the 250GB 840 Series SSD, the highest selling capacity of the 840 lineup, the new 250GB 840 EVO now delivers 520MB/s sequential write speed – making it more than 2 times faster than last generation. In the case of 120GB model, the 840 EVO achieves 410MB/s sequential write speed, which is approximately three times as fast as that of the 120GB 840 Series SSD. For the 1TB 840 EVO SSD, the sequential read/write performance has reached 540MB/s and 520MB/s.
With SSDs growing in popularity and replacing the HDD market, Samsung plans to introduce the SSD 840 EVO to major global markets in early August.
In addition to the 840 EVO, Samsung has developed the XS1715, the industry’s first 2.5-inch NVMe SSD line-up. This device will expand Samsung’s market base for enterprise SSDs, and the company will make them available in the second half of this year.