Although a seemingly diverse array of SATA 6Gb/s SSDs have launched in recent months, virtually all of them are powered by the Marvell 88SS9174 or SandForce SF-2200 controllers. A third competitor has been quietly lurking in the shadows: Samsung.

Following the success of its 470 Series, the company announced its new 830 Series flash drives earlier this year. At the time, little was mentioned about the drive except that it would utilize the company's in-house hardware and software, much like the 470 Series. The Samsung 830 Series doesn’t look as it will disappoint with a tasty 520MB/s read and 400MB/s write throughput.

Considering the company's delayed entry, we hope it's had plenty of time to assess and annihilate the competition. Will we see a repeat of last year's impressive demonstration? There's only one way to find out…

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