Samsung joins the SATA 3.0 SSD party


According to Samsung, the new SATA interconnect on its SSDs will shorten system boot-up time to about 10 seconds. The higher performance drives should allow users to download up to five DVD video files in less than a minute.

Samsung's new PM830 SSD

Earlier this year, , as did and .

The SSD upgrades followed news that popular flash controller makers were upgrading to the 3.0 spec.

Samsung's new SSDs are aimed at manufacturers of high-performance notebook and tablet computers.