Wednesday, November 7th 2012

Samsung Bundles Assassin’s Creed III with Select Samsung 840 Pro SSDs

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced today that its 840 family of SSDs is available for purchase. The new family of drives includes the 840 Pro SSD, a high-performance drive for professionals and tech enthusiasts that want the best possible computing performance, and the 840 SSD, for mainstream users that want an affordable upgrade solution for their PC.

For a limited time, the 840 Pro SSDs will also include a code for a downloadable full version of the highly anticipated video game "Assassin's Creed III," with purchase of the 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB models.


Samsung's SSD 840 Pro series drives feature a SATA 6.0 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) interface, 400 megabits-per-second (Mbps) Toggle DDR2 flash memory, AES 256-bit encryption and new triple-core MDX controllers, which combine to deliver superior performance, high reliability and durability. The new 840 Pro drives are the perfect solution for serious gamers and IT professionals seeking the best possible computing performance, along with ultra-low power consumption.

Available now, without the Assassin's Creed special offer, are Samsung's new SSD 840 drives. Designed for more cost-conscious consumers who still want outstanding performance, SSD 840 drives offer a SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface and triple-core MDX controller, while using triple-level cell (TLC) Toggle DDR2 flash memory.

"Our new 840 Pro SSDs allow gamers to experience the ultimate in gaming performance by booting their systems quickly, and loading games and other apps in a flash," said Mike Abary, Senior Vice President, Consumer Business Division IT Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. "We're excited to offer 'Assassin's Creed III' to gaming fans with the new 840 Pro SSD, which should make for a real improvement in gameplay."

"We can't wait for gamers to enter the world of 'Assassin's Creed III.' Running the game from a Samsung 840 Pro SSD will deliver an even more immersive experience, since boot times and level loads practically become a thing of the past," said Geoffroy Sardin, chief EMEA sales and marketing officer at Ubisoft. "Because the game is larger than previous 'Assassin's Creed' installments – thanks to its more powerful graphics and lifelike animations – this performance boost will really impact gamers."

Published by Ubisoft Entertainment and developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with six other Ubisoft studios, "Assassin's Creed III" is set against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century. This highly anticipated sequel introduces a new hero, Connor, a Native American voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. "Assassin's Creed III" takes gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington's Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army in the war for liberty.

Samsung's new SSD 840 Pro, the perfect complement for this amazing game, boasts industry leading random read speeds – up to 100,000 input-output operations per second (IOPS) – for faster application loading, as well as sequential read speeds up to 540 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) for ultra-fast file transfers. The new SSD 840 drive offers similarly fast random read speeds – up to 97,000 IOPS – as well as sequential read speeds up to 530 MB/s.

SSDs use flash memory for data storage rather than the spinning platters found in conventional hard disk drives. This results in much faster performance, longer battery life, reduced heat output and improved reliability without risk of a hard drive crash.

The new 840 family of SSDs builds on the success of the acclaimed 830 series SSDs. Samsung's proprietary controllers and firmware, along with its leading NAND flash memory technology, deliver exceptional performance and unrivalled energy efficiency. Samsung, unique among SSD manufacturers, engineers all of its components in-house. This allows it to meticulously fine-tune its hardware and software for enhanced reliability. In addition, Samsung's newly redesigned Magician 4.0 diagnostics and management software keeps the drives running at their peak.

The Samsung SSD 840 Pro will be available at major retail and online outlets in capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The Samsung SSD 840 will be available in capacities of 120 GB, 250 GB and 500 GB. The SSD 840 models are also optionally available with an upgrade kit including mounting brackets, USB cable and SATA cable – for easy installation in a desktop or laptop PC.

Samsung also will include its Samsung SmartMigration software with the new drives, which makes it easier than ever to migrate data from an existing drive to an SSD.

For more information on the SSD 840, SSD 840 Pro and the full line of Samsung SSDs, please visit http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/solid-state-drives.
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17 Comments on Samsung Bundles Assassin’s Creed III with Select Samsung 840 Pro SSDs

#2
remixedcat
some nvidia cards are doing this... and with my new system I will end up with 2 copies of it LOL.
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#3
Prima.Vera
Samsung, unique among SSD manufacturers, engineers all of its components in-house. This allows it to meticulously fine-tune its hardware and software for enhanced reliability.
This is the reason why the 840 Pro series is now the fastest and reliable SSDs from the market...
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#4
1d10t
still not "widely-available" :shadedshu
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#5
HossHuge
They don't sell Samsung computer components here...:confused:
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
Becuase being the best isnt enough for this little prick..
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#7
Benetanegia
by: remixedcat
some nvidia cards are doing this... and with my new system I will end up with 2 copies of it LOL.
With all the products it's being bundled with, it makes it look like no one wants it if not for free lol. I've never been interested in the franchise, so I can understand that.
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#8
Isenstaedt
Why would they bundle a game with an SDD?
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#9
mediasorcerer
Great idea, wish i'd waited now damn it, love to play this installment more than the older ones , maybe get the 128 , although the 830 i have does over 500/300 last time i looked, which is fast enough for this little black duck.

Did someone say there's no trim with raiderized ssd,s in win 7???
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#10
ensabrenoir
No trim yet.....someones working on it. I think 2011 gonna get it first
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#11
Delta6326
Wasn't expecting something like this to happen
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#12
Disruptor4
Now this may actually push me over the line to buy an SSD and rebuild my system. Only if I can find an AU store that is reasonably priced and offers this bundle!
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#13
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
by: Isenstaedt
Why would they bundle a game with an SDD?
When I bought my 830, it came with Batman Arkham City, and I thought it was great :) If you don't want the game at all, you can sell it and offset the cost of the ssd :toast:
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#14
MaKCuMyC
triple-level cell
so what about number of full rewrites?
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#15
[H]@RD5TUFF
Hmmm Perhaps it's time to upgrade from my 830's.:D
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#16
fusionblu
Looks like I will be lucky as I intend to get a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD as an upgrade to my current system and I'm not greatly interested in getting a special edition for AC3 this time around as the last one for Revelations was crap (although I have no regrets about getting the Codex Edition for Brotherhood :)).
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#17
3870x2
by: Isenstaedt
Why would they bundle a game with an SDD?
You are getting something that holds data, so they give you some data to put on it, in case you don't have any.
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