New Samsung SSDs have TRIM support, 30-nano flash

Ronald caught this in the ‘bread, but the story deserves some additional attention. TechConnect has spotted a new batch of solid-state disks from Samsung selling in Europe. The 470 Series is available in 64, 128, and 256GB capacities with official prices of $199, $399, and $699, respectively.

30nm MLC flash memory lurks under the hood of these new models alongside a dual-core controller of Samsung’s own design. TRIM is supported, and it looks like the drives are sticking with a 3Gbps Serial ATA interface—not that they’re fast enough to need 6Gbps connectivity. Samsung’s spec sheets claim sequential read rates of 250MB/s and sequential writes up to 220MB/s. The new SSDs are claimed to be capable of pushing 31,000 random-read IOps and as many as 21,000 random-write IOps. As one might expect, though, the 64GB drive is a little slower than the 128 and 256GB models. It’s only rated for 170MB/s sustained writes and 11,000 random-write IOps.

All three capacities are covered by the same three-year warranty. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know when these SSDs might wash up on North American shores. With "brushed-alloy" casings and bright orange accents, these new Samsung drives will certainly be hard to miss when they do arrive.

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    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago

    Reply fail.

    • gtoulouzas
    • 9 years ago

    Why aren’t these cheaper than intel’s 34nm drives? Aren’t costs supposed to lower as the manufacturing process, uh, shrinks?

    It seems to me that intel is the only manufacturer lowering prices on these bloody things. Everyone else waits for their lead and follows. Very slowly. It’s been a whole year since the introduction of postville and prices haven’t budged one bit.

    Lack of competition (correction : lack of competitiveness) for the lose. I think I’ll wait for intel’s lower-priced 20nm parts and let this bunch of also-rans (Samsung, OCZ, WD, Samsung, the lot of them) eat a bag of d***s.

    • pedro
    • 9 years ago

    Wake me up/email me when someone calculates π to 40 trillion places.

      • NeelyCam
      • 9 years ago

      Do you believe in reincarnation?

    • flip-mode
    • 9 years ago

    Bright orange accents… what ever.

    • wira020
    • 9 years ago

    It looks very nice indeed… It’s a shame no one will notice it inside a case..

      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      Time for drive bay windows to make an appearance on your latest antec, hopefully with helpful neon/LED blinky lightsg{<.<}g

      • Meadows
      • 9 years ago

      You need distinction on shop shelves too.

        • 5150
        • 9 years ago

        Places really stock SSD’s? Living in Montana, I doubt anybody around here does.

    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago

    Bring it! $1/GB!!

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