At the 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit held at the Westin Chosun Seoul the company celebrated the launch of its latest solid state drive the Samsung SSD 840 EVO. The drive was announced with the theme “SSDs for everyone”. Not only was the drive launched at the summit, but Samsung also explored the future of the global SSD market, which is quickly replacing the HDD market.
The new Samsung 840 EVO series uses the industries most compact 10nm class 128 Gb high-performance NAND flash memory. Samsung only started producing these chips in April. The drive will use Samsung’s proprietary multi-core controller that we have seen on other Samsung solid state drives. As far as speeds go Samsung says that the 250 GB version will have read and write speeds of 520 MB/s and 410 MB/s respectively. Now the 1TB version on the other hand will have read and write speeds of 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s.
The Samsung SSD 840 EVO Series is available in 5 capacities: 120 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB and 1 TB. No word yet on when the drives will be available.