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Samsung Announces 1 TB mSATA SSD

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Samsung's newest line of EVO drives includes a 1 TB offering.

Samsung has announced the launch of what it claims is the industry's first 1 TB mSATA SSD. The company's new 840 EVO mSATA SSD line will be available this month and includes a 1 TB mSATA SSD that boasts 98,000 random read and 90,000 random write IOPS. Sequential read and write speeds are 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s, respectively. 

The 840 EVO mSATA SSD line uses Samsung's 128 Gb NAND flash memory; the 1 TB model uses a total of four memory packages with 16 layers of 128 Gb chips in each.

"With the new mSATA SSD line-up offering up to 1TB of memory and an optimized software tool, we expect that consumers can enjoy high storage volume and performance on ultra-slim notebooks besides desktop PCs," said Unsoo Kim, senior vice president, memory brand product marketing, Samsung Electronics.

"We will continue to bring leading-edge SSD products and software solutions with improved quality and reliability, while working on offering higher consumer satisfaction and strengthening competitiveness of our branded memory business."

The 1 TB Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD measures 3.85 mm thick and weighs 8.5 grams. The 840 EVO mSATA line also includes 120 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB capacities. The line comes with Samsung's own Samsung Magician 4.3 software, which allows the maximum of over 1,000 MB/s sequential read speed on RAPID ( Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) mode, which is a performance level of approximately twice that of a typical SATA SSD and ten times that of an average HDD.

Date and pricing will vary by region, but expect availability before the year's end.

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    pbrigido , December 9, 2013 8:35 AM
    That is an impressive drive in size, capacity, and read/write speeds. It's kind of makes 2.5" SSD harddrives seem a bit clunky and out of date. I'm sure it's not going to come cheap!
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    vmem , December 9, 2013 8:42 AM
    it will come relatively cheap. I'd expect around $1 or less per GB
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    jimmysmitty , December 9, 2013 8:47 AM
    The more companies that push out 1TB SSDs and the more options they push out, the lower it will drop per GB.

    If they push fast enough we could see 1TB SSDs for a very good price very soon. And considering that you can fit 1TB into the mSATA form factor, I would expect 2-4TB to be easy to create in the 2.5" form factor.
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    ZolaIII , December 9, 2013 8:53 AM
    It should be under or around 60¢ per GB!
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    soldier44 , December 9, 2013 9:25 AM
    When the go under $300 I'll grab one.
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    SchizoFrog , December 9, 2013 9:56 AM
    In the UK this launched at the same price as their standard EVO SSD.

    Here is a review...
    (Source: bit-tech.net)
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2013/12/09/samsung-ssd-840-evo-msata-1tb-review/1
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    stevejnb , December 9, 2013 10:10 AM
    2tb for under $400 will be my happy place...
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    anonymous_user , December 9, 2013 10:12 AM
    Finally some more competition in the mSATA form factor.
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    f-14 , December 9, 2013 11:58 AM
    Specifications
    Interface: SATA 6Gbps
    Nominal capacity: 1TB
    Formatted capacity: 931.51GB (~6.8 percent over provision)
    NAND flash: 4 x 256GB 19nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 TLC
    Controller: Samsung 3-core MEX
    Cache: 1GB LPDDR2
    Warranty: Three years
    +1 to Schizo
    this is just DDR2 at best at 1200mhz, sweet jesus imagine DDR3 at 1600mhz. maybe when they change DDR they will skip 2 and go to DDR4 or DDR5? one can only hope, help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!

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    Jgriff , December 9, 2013 2:18 PM
    This thing can plug right into my asus impact mini itx board, :3 hope they make it cheaper than a standard ssd. Haha but I know better...this things likely to be 500+
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    SchizoFrog , December 9, 2013 3:18 PM
    @f-14, You make me laugh. Do you even realise how expensive that RAM would be? The cheapest DDR3 I could find works out at around £7.50/GB (8GB / £58.00 - scan.co.uk), even if you lower than to £5/GB that still works out at £5,000/TB, let alone the costs for GDDR5.
    Also, we would need the rest of the hardware to speed up otherwise you will just reverse the bottlenecks. Right now, CPUs/APUs and GPUs are slowed down by how fast they can get the data flowing so with current memory speeds for the hardware there just is no need for the mass storage to be that fast.
    So we still have some way to go. :) 
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    vfunct , December 9, 2013 3:52 PM
    Should have been PCIe instead of mSATA.

    Also, the rest of the system needs to be eventually small & modular like this - CPU, GPU, DRAM, etc.. Give me a pocketable motherboard!
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    hoofhearted , December 9, 2013 4:25 PM
    Based on the size comparison, they ought to be able to be able to put out a 3 or 4TB 2.5 incher.
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    rwinches , December 9, 2013 4:55 PM
    These do produce heat so packing these 128 gigabit (Gb) 1x-nm NAND flash memory chips into a tiny 2.5 to get to 3-4 TB might be pushing power and heat dissipation too far.
    Can't wait for the new M.2 standard to get here.
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    lowguppy , December 9, 2013 5:08 PM
    Not having to route SATA cables to get big storage in a Mini-ITX machine will help push some more ambitious build projects I have in mind. Those built in mSATA ports ASRock has been including for years look like a much more valuable feature now.
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    wemakeourfuture , December 10, 2013 5:41 AM
    Quote:
    vfunct
    Should have been PCIe instead of mSATA.

    Also, the rest of the system needs to be eventually small & modular like this - CPU, GPU, DRAM, etc.. Give me a pocketable motherboard!


    This is for laptops, desktops is a decaying market. PC manufacturers are behind on ultrabooks, they're only market to make decent profit. They've flopped in the past 3 years, offering mSata is a good option since it will allow upgradable storage. They still cannot put a good ultrabook for price+build material quality+specs+battery life.
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    shardey , December 11, 2013 8:02 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    vfunct
    Should have been PCIe instead of mSATA.

    Also, the rest of the system needs to be eventually small & modular like this - CPU, GPU, DRAM, etc.. Give me a pocketable motherboard!


    This is for laptops, desktops is a decaying market. PC manufacturers are behind on ultrabooks, they're only market to make decent profit. They've flopped in the past 3 years, offering mSata is a good option since it will allow upgradable storage. They still cannot put a good ultrabook for price+build material quality+specs+battery life.


    I think the reference of pcie may be for the drives that Apple have been moving toward, not exactly full PCIe slots on a computer.
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    utomo , December 14, 2013 6:52 AM
    Other manufacturer need to catch the capacity and also the lifetime
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    lowguppy , December 18, 2013 7:26 AM
    I can't wait for these to be available. I'd really like to be able to stick more than 250gb under an ASRock z77/z87 mini without having to pay $1/Gb for it.