Samsung releases 470 Series SSDs featuring 30nm flash

By on August 24, 2010, 10:09 AM
Samsung has quietly begun shipping a new range of solid-state drives featuring the company's latest 30nm multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory and a multi-core controller chip built in-house. The 470 series just became available in the U.S. via in 64, 128, and 256GB capacities with prices of $160, $320, and $600, respectively.

According to the company's spec sheet, the new series can handle sequential read rates of 250MB/s, sequential writes up to 220MB/s, and are capable of up to 31,000 IOPS (Input-output operations per second) during random reads and 21,000 IOPS for random writes. As it is often the case, however, the lower capacity model is a little slower than the other two. The 64GB drive is only rated for 170MB/s sequential writes and 11,000 IOPS during random writes.

Other than that they all share the same features, including a 2.5-inch brushed aluminum casing with orange accents, a SATA 3Gbps interface, TRIM support, a MTBF (mean time before failure) of 1.5 million hours, resistance to shocks of up to 1500G, and a three-year warranty.

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Guest said:

That's one slick looking drive. Big fan of the brushed metal look on Samsung's SSDs.

Guest said:

NO! Knock 30% off the price and give me a peice of bare assd metal instead of the fancy pantsy cases. Who and when will anyone see this? also make them with a nice velcro patch so I can stick it anywhere in my case ..Drive bays...Shrive days...Bleegh. Really.. start thinking outside the (computer) Box.

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