Samsung Electronics America said on Monday that for a limited time, the 250 GB version of its 840 SSD (opens in new tab) will come packed with a discounted price and a free copy of Ubisoft's upcoming shooter, Far Cry 3 (download code). The offer starts this Thanksgiving (Thursday) and will end on Cyber Monday, November 26, while supplies last.
"This limited time Black Friday offer allows consumers to dramatically increase their PC’s performance at an unbeatable price," said Mike Abary, Senior Vice President, Consumer Business Division IT Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. "Combined with the free download of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3, there’s no better, more affordable way to experience the unbelievable speed, energy efficiency and durability of solid-state storage."
This 2.5-inch SSD measures just 7-mm thin and features economical triple-level cell (TLC) Toggle DDR2 flash memory and a triple-core MDX controller. Sequential read speeds are up to 530 MB/s and sequential write speeds are up to 240 MB/s via a SATA 3 connector (6 Gb/s). It also has a random read speed of up to 95,000 IOPS, a random write speed of up to 44,000 IOPS, a power consumption of 15W and a three-year warranty.
"The new drives’ proprietary controllers and firmware, along with their leading-edge NAND flash memory technology, deliver exceptional performance and value, as well as unrivaled energy efficiency," the company said. "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."
Samsung SSD 840 drives, sold in 120 GB, 250 GB and 500 GB capacities, are available at major retail and online outlets. There are also versions of each with upgrade kits including mounting brackets, USB cable and SATA cable. However the 250 GB version without the upgrade kit will be the only discounted SSD with Far Cray 3, selling for $169.99 USD.
"Fans of Far Cry 3 will be rewarded," said Geoffroy Sardin, chief EMEA sales and marketing officer at Ubisoft. "The added performance of Samsung’s new SSD 840 drives will allow gamers to make full use of the game’s open ‘sandbox’ environment, which allows unprecedented long-range gameplay and full tactical freedom in a world of beautifully realistic settings."
Far Cry 3 launches in the United States on December 4, 2012. The shooter arrives first in Europe and Australia on November 29, followed by a UK release on November 30.