Batman: Arkham City, Norton Ghost Free with Samsung 830 SSD Series

Paul Lilly

Samsung is offering a deal that helps take the sting out of investing in a solid state drive. For a limited time, buyers of Samsung's new 830 SSD series in 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB capacities will receive download codes for the full versions of Batman: Arkham City and Norton Ghost. There's also a 64GB model available that comes with Norton Ghost, but not the Batman game.

The 830 SSD series is built around a SATA 6Gbps interface and offers double the bandwidth of Samsung's previous flagship 470 series. Sequential read and write speeds are rated at up to 520MB/s and 400MB/s, respectively, along with up to 80,000 IOPS random read speeds.

Samsung said it's using 20nm-class toggle DDR NAND chips with transfer rates up to 133Mbps. The company's in-house triple-core MCX controller does the heavy lifting and is purportedly well equipped for multi-tasking chores and superior throughput under heavy input/output operations.

"Since Samsung manufactures all components of the 830 SSD, we are able to deliver amazing performance and enhanced reliability," explained Reid Sullivan , Senior Vice President of Mobile Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America. "In addition, the drives feature an absolutely beautiful design that anyone will want to show off."

Pricing breaks down as follows:

  • 64GB : $130
  • 128GB : $230 (includes Norton Ghost and Batman: Arkham City)
  • 256GB : $430 (includes Norton Ghost and Batman: Arkham City)
  • 512GB : $850 (includes Norton Ghost and Batman: Arkham City)

Each drive also comes with an upgrade kit consisting of a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adapter, all required cables, and detailed instructions.

Image Credit: Samsung

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