Samsung 1 TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD Now Up for Pre-Order

This is not the first time that we've seen the Samsung 840 Evo 1 TB mSATA SSD go through the newspipes, however, we do now have more information about it.

Regarding specifications, there is nothing about it that we didn't already know. It is an mSATA format SSD, meaning it's small, and it has a 1 TB capacity. It has a sequential read speed of up to 540 MB/s, and a sequential write speed of 520 MB/s. The memory aboard is accessed through the 3-core MEX controller from Samsung itself, which also comes with 1 GB of DRAM as cache memory.

Pricing is usually the issue with these high-capacity small form factor SSDs, as it can go all over the place. Surprisingly, the price for this unit is set at $615. While this price isn't exactly what one would call cheap, 61.5 cents per gigabyte is actually not all that bad. It can be pre-ordered at select retailers online.
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  • Christopher Shaffer
    Okay, I have to admit my ignorance here. Is the only thing that makes this "mSATA" the size? I mean, it's still a SATAIII interface, right? So, what is the technical advantage?
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  • PepitoTV
    Anonymous said:
    Okay, I have to admit my ignorance here. Is the only thing that makes this "mSATA" the size? I mean, it's still a SATAIII interface, right? So, what is the technical advantage?


    None, it's that you can slam one of these on your ultrabook of choice as an mSATA port is all they have as storage upgradeability.
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  • red77star
    All i can say is that Samsung brings products on market no other company does. Samsung is a true leader in technology.
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