If you've been pouting all week because Samsung announced its first SATA 6Gbps SSD line -- PM830 SSD series -- would only ship to OEMs, you can go ahead and turn that frown upside down. The drive maker today cut the ribbon on the home consumer version and said it will start shipping its new SSD 830 series in October.
For what it's worth, the 830 series gets the black brushed aluminum treatment with orange trim, so you may want to spend a few minutes ogling your new drive before you toss it in your case and slap the side panel on. But the real beauty is in the SATA 3.0 interface, which doubles the bandwidth potential of Samsung's previous SSD 470 series (see our review of the 256GB model here).
Samsung is again using its own home brewed controller, though the company didn't reveal any performance numbers for the 830 series. If the architecture is the same as the PM830 series, expect sequential read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s and 350MBs/, respectively.
The 830 series will ship in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities with an optional upgrade bundle that includes a 3.5-inch bracket, all required cables, and Norton Ghost software. Pricing has not been announced.