Many SSDs could easily blow away that legacy spinning drive in your notebook, but there’s always room for a performance boost when it comes to tech. Announced last week, Samsung’s 830-series SSD packs up to 512GB of storage, and full support for SATA’s 6Gbps max throughput — a 100 percent boost over Samsung’s previous gen drive. There’s only one problem with last week’s version: it’s only available to OEMs, leaving a DIY upgrade out of the question. Well, today Samsung announced consumer availability for the same drive, letting any Joe Bag O’ PC Upgrades pick one up at retail come October. Drives will be available in 64, 128, 256, and 512GB capacities, with pricing details coming at the official launch this fall. Jump past the break for the full PR, should you care to read all about the drive’s “precision engineered” brushed metal enclosure, with “deep black” highlights and a “stylish and chic exterior” — exactly the features you should be looking for in an SSD.
Samsung’s 6Gbps SSD gets a consumer label, October release date originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 17 Aug 2011 07:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.