Samsung rolls out first 1TB mSATA SSD
Samsung has achieved yet another first in their heavily feathered cap already, and this time around, it has something to do with the very first 1TB mSATA SSD in the world. This particular SSD would be known as the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA (mini-Serial ATA) Solid State Drive (SSD), where both the SSD’s thickness and weight are said to be around 40% and a twelfth of a typical hard disk drive, respectively. That is surely lightweight, and considering the far smaller size that it comes in, you can be sure that it will be tiny enough to usher in a new era of even smaller desktop computers!
It is said that this Samsung 1TB mSATA SSD will be able to deliver 98,000 random read and 90,000 random write IOPS (Input Output Operations Per Second) , not to mention sequential read and write speed of 540 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520 MB/s. And no, you do not need to wait for a long time to pick up this puppy, since Samsung has announced that it will be made available later this month worldwide, where the exact launch date will depend on just which region it is rolling out in.
The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD will continue from where the 840 EVO line-up left off, which was originally introduced in July this year at the Samsung SSD Global Summit. This model will boast of the compact mSATA form factor, which is roughly 25% that of a 2.5” SSD, and yet it does not compromise when it comes to the level of high density and high performance.
If you do not have the budget nor the need for 1TB of storage space, fret not – the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD range will still arrive in other capacities for you to choose from, including 120GB, 250GB, and 500TB. Which particular model would you go for if you’re building your own PC from scratch?