Samsung Announces 1 TB mSATA SSD

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
    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 It's kind of makes 2.5" SSD harddrives seem a bit clunky and out of date.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!
  • vmem
    it will come relatively cheap. I'd expect around $1 or less per GB
  • jimmysmitty
    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.