Samsung Announces Release of SSD 840 Series SSD Family – 100,000 IOPS Performance Achieved

Samsung Unveils New SSD Series at SSD Global Summit

 SEOUL, Korea September, 24, 2012- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced its new lineup of high-performance SSDs designed for use in personal computers. The new series supporting SATA 6.0 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) interface comes in two tracks; one for general computing purposes and another, an advanced lineup dubbed ‘PRO’ for serious users.

The Samsung SSD Global Summit held at the Shilla hotel in Seoul, Korea, was attended by approximately 70 tech media and power bloggers across the globe for a first-hand experience of the new series. The full-day program provided sessions covering an in-depth look at the technology, features and capabilities of the new storage devices.

As part of the pre-launch event, following the summit, editors will be invited to release product reviews offering consumers with proof points and information regarding the usability and performance levels of the new series in daily user environments.

Samsung’s tiered offering for professional and general user environments provides consumers a broader choice of SSDs to best suit their personal requirements.

The unrivaled performance of Samsung’s SSDs lies in its MDX controller, which delivers superior performance, high reliability and sustainability that are among the product’s proprietary features. The premium class 840 PRO provides 100,000 input/ output per second (IOPS) for random read and 90,000 IOPS for random write*. Benchmark test** on the overall system performance unveiled a three-fold advancement when applying the 840 PRO in place of a conventional hard disk drive.

Mr. UnSoo Kim, vice president of Memory brand product marketing team, Samsung Electronics, said, Introduction of Samsung’s 840 SSD series delivers considerable levels of advancements to the notebook user environment. As a technology pioneer, Samsung continues to raise the level of performance of SSDs and contribute to the growing global pool of users enjoying the conveniences of high-performance SSDs.

The new 840 series will be available globally from mid October through retail channels.

 About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit

Editors’ Note:

* Performance figure are based on test results on IOMeter 2010.

** Benchmark test based on PC Mark 7 Score test.

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  1. I am anxiously awaiting the review! I think there may be an 840 Pro in my future!

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    the 840 pro…. i don’t know.. but it sounds like an SLC based NAND>> $$$$$

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    I installed the 840 Pro SSD on my Dell XPS 8500 and the difference is very noticeable. I would like now to install msata version of the 840 on my Dell Inspiron laptop but cannot find it anywhere for purchase online. Do you know if the msata version of the 840 Pro even exist? And if it does what the model.part number is? By the way I also tried searching for PM840 with no luck.

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