SSD line-up claims industry's first 1TB mSATA SSD

15th January 2014
Staff Reporter

Featuring what is being claimed as the industry's first 1TB mSATA SSD, Samsung's 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up signals an expansion of the 840 EVO line-up which was introduced in July. The SSD features the mSATA form factor, which is approximately a quarter size of a 2.5-inch SSD, and offers the same level of high density and high performance. 

The device utilises Samsung's advanced 128Gb NAND flash memory, which is based on 10nm class process technology. To form the 1TB version SSD, four flash memory packages are used, each package having 16 layers of 128Gb chips. The 1TB mSATA SSD comes in a thickness of 3.85mm and a weight of 8.5g, which is approximately 40% and a twelfth of a typical HDD respectively.

Available in 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB, the SSD achieves the highest level of performance based on Samsung's proprietary controller and TurboWrite technology. The 1TB version offers 98,000 random read and 90,000 random write IOPS (Input Output Operations Per Second), as well as sequential read and write speed of 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s, enabling complex multi-tasking for advanced users.

The SSDs can be used with another data storage device embedded on a notebook, either HDD or SSD, as long as the notebook has the mSATA socket. The new mSATA line-up is also offered with Samsung Magician 4.3, a software solution that allows the maximum of over 1,000MB/s sequential read speed on RAPID ( Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) mode. This enables a performance level of approximately twice that of a typical SATA SSD, and 10x of an average HDD.

Applying 256-bit AES keys, the new mSATA SSD allows strong data security, and is compliant with TCG Opal and IEEE 1667 standards. Users can also easily move their data to the new SSD using Samsung Data Migration as well as Samsung Magician 4.3, which are compatible with Windows 8 and support 10 languages.

"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 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up will be available this month globally, and exact launching date can vary depending on the region.

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