Samsung Unveils New Solid State Drives for Australian Market

August 13, 2013

New High-speed 1TB SSD to expedite transition to SSDs

SYDNEY, Australia – August 13, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced memory technology, recently held the 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul to celebrate of the global launch of its new solid state drive (SSD), the Samsung SSD 840 EVO. Today, Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd announces the local launch and availability of the range in Australia.

“After accelerating the growth of the SSD market by last year’s launch of entry-level, high-performance SSDs we are introducing 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 high quality solutions by expanding the adoption of higher density SSDs especially in client PC segments”

At this year’s event, Samsung unveiled new high-performance, high-density SSDs that offer over 1TB memory storage. Among the highlights were the 840 EVO, a consumer-oriented entry-level, high-performance SATA based SSD offering up to 1TB, and the XS1715, an ultra-fast NVMe SSD for enterprise storage use offering up to 1.6TB.

As part of its strategy to expand into the consumer market and further popularize SSDs, Samsung plans to initially introduce the Samsung SSD 840 EVO to major global markets in August.

The new Samsung SSD 840 EVO line-up makes use of the compact 10-nanometer class** 128Gb high-performance NAND flash memory, which Samsung began mass producing in April. With these chips and Samsung’s proprietary multi-core controller, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO achieves exceptional value for performance with outstanding sequential read and write speeds.

Consumer-Oriented High-Performance Entry-Level SSD ‘840 EVO’ Line-up Launch (up to 1TB)

Samsung has released the entry-level SSD '840 EVO' line-up with significantly higher sequential write performance compared to previous Samsung entry-level SSDs. Utilising the compact 10nm-class 128Gb high-performance NAND, Samsung proprietary controller and Turbo Write drive, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO boasts exceptional performance. The Samsung SSD 840 EVO also has flexible product supply capacity.

Compared with the 250GB 840 Series SSD, the highest selling capacity of our 840 lineup, the new 250GB 840 EVO now delivers 520MB/s sequential write speed. In the case of 120GB model, the 840 EVO achieves 410MB/s sequential write speed.

For the 1TB 840 EVO SSD, the sequential read, write performance has reached 540MB/s and 520MB/s. Furthermore, both the random read and write performance have achieved a high level, reaching 98,000 IOPS (Input Output Operations Per Second) and 90,000 IOPS, respectively. This helps significantly enhance the user’s real-world computing experience, especially when he or she is dealing with very large data files.

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO line-up is available in five capacities: 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB, supporting a wide range of computing environments and IT applications. It has also significantly narrowed the capacity-induced differences in performance, which gives consumers a broader spectrum of devices to choose from.

For more information about Samsung’s memory and SSD products, please visit www.samsung.com/au.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com/au.

** Editors’ Note: 10-nanometer class means a process technology node somewhere between 10 and 20 nanometers.

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