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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.

  • 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
    12578134 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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  • vmem
    and here's another reason why I want to see samsung make a truly amazing ultrabook at a reasonable price...they can integrate the best ram, SSD, and display on the market, and everything can be custom tuned and adjusted in-house...
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  • Tuishimi
    Nice price! Surprising.
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  • Christopher Shaffer
    12578170 said:
    12578134 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.

    Okay, thanks! That makes sense. I did not realize this.
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  • Rhinofart
    @ TuishimiDid you not read the part where it clearly states the price is set at $615 ?
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  • beetlejuicegr
    msata disks don't have the typical data and power sata plugs but they fit on certain motherboards (if they have msata interface) or ultrabooks as someone mentioned.Z68 chipset motherboard Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 was a motherboard i bought (sandy bridge) and it had that interface on. Those chipsets can even make the msata ssd to become hybrid disk with a typical sata hard disk, Useful stuff
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  • anti-painkilla
    There is actually quite a few uses for this, when the price comes down. The Intel NUC has only msata storage. I am surprised that it it so cheap. New format, 2.5" to msata only an $80 price difference.
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  • Tuishimi
    12579704 said:
    @ TuishimiDid you not read the part where it clearly states the price is set at $615 ?

    I did! The ratio of GB per dollar is improving. In a few years SSDs might be a commonly viable option (price-wise) for everyone. I paid (per GB) more for my current 500 GB SSD. I didn't mean that $615 is awesome and I want to run out and buy one but... :)
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