Friday, 13 December 2013

Samsung launches the first 1TB mSATA SSD

Samsung announced today the first mSATA SSD drive of 1TB capacity. The drive is from the EVO 840 family and is destined to find a new home in ultrabooks, but will also fit virtually anywhere you place it – be it your home PC or a laptop.

The 1TB mSATA EVO 840 SSD is capable of reaching 540MB/s and 520MB/s of read and write, respectively. Random read/write speeds are rated at 98,000 and 90,000 IOPS.

Samsung has managed to fit so much capacity into the small form factor by adding 4 groups of 16 128Gb NAND flash memory chips. They’re based on the 10nm manufacturing process and are separated into four packages onto the plate. Samsung also bundles the drive with the Samsung Magician 4.3 software suite, which can boost the drive to go as fast as 1000MB/s sequential read speed in RAPID mode.
Pricing is yet to be detailed, but Samsung has shared that the 1TB mSATA EVO 840 SSD is going to be available globally starting this month. If 1TB is too much for you, Samsung will also offer the 840 EVO mSATA in 120, 250 and 500GB flavors.

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