Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 1 Terabyte mSATA SSD

December 9, 2013 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Summary:

 

• The new 840 EVO mSATA (mini-Serial ATA) Solid State Drive (SSD) line-up includes the industry’s first 1 terabyte (TB) mSATA SSD.

 

• The 1TB mSATA SSD's thickness and weight are approximately 40 percent and a twelfth of a typical hard disk drive (HDD) respectively.

 

• 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 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520 MB/s.

 

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

 

 

 

Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 1 Terabyte mSATA SSD 

 

 

Samsung Electronics announced that it launches 840 EVO mSATA (mini-Serial ATA) Solid State Drive (SSD) line-up, including the industry’s first 1 terabyte (TB) mSATA SSD this month.

 

The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the 840 EVO line-up which was introduced in July at Samsung SSD Global Summit. The new SSD features the compact 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.

 

Image of the Industry’s First 1 Terabyte mSATA SSD in a package

 

“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.”

Image of the  Terabyte mSATA SSD (rotated view)

 

The new 840 EVO mSATA SSD utilizes Samsung’s advanced 128 gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory based on 10 nanometer class* process technology. To form a 1TB version SSD, a total of four flash memory packages are used, each package having 16 layers of 128Gb chips. Based on the advanced memory technology, the 1TB mSATA SSD comes in a thickness of 3.85 millimeters and a weight of 8.5 grams, which are approximately 40 percent and a twelfth of a typical hard disk drive (HDD) respectively.

 

The 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up is available in 120 gigabyte (GB), 250GB, 500GB and 1TB, and 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 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520 MB/s, enabling complex multi-tasking for advanced users.

Image of the Terabyte mSATA SSD (back)

 

Especially, the new 840 EVO mSATA SSD can be used along 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, which is a performance level of approximately twice that of a typical SATA SSD and ten times of an average HDD. Samsung also applied Samsung Magician 4.3 and the RAPID mode on its previous 840 PRO SSD line-up.

 

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.

 

The 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up will be available this month globally, and exact launching date can vary depending on the region. Samsung will continue to introduce leading-edge SSDs with higher performance and security level, and maintain its leading position in the global SSD market.

 

 

     ※ TCG/Opal  : TCG (Trusted Computing Group)

     ※ IEEE 1667 : IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

 

 

*All functionality features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. 

  • Jeff Hall

    WOW!

    • samsungtomorrow

      We’re thrilled to hear that, @disqus_bFAGp300eL:disqus!

  • Phil W. Blackwell

    very cool

    • samsungtomorrow

      You’re very cool too, @qidelephant:disqus!

  • GerardFreeman

    That ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac mother board has 2 mSATA sockets made in the board..this will go nice with it! :-)

  • Cheongki Jeong

    lovely

    • samsungtomorrow

      You’re lovely too, @cheongkijeong:disqus!

  • http://abhijeet-muneshwar.github.io/ Abhijeet Ashok Muneshwar

    Great !!

    • samsungtomorrow

      You’re great too, @AbhijeetMuneshwar:disqus!

  • Shaun O’Reilly

    Bring it on, Samsung!

    • samsungtomorrow

      Thanks for your support, @disqus_l0g8zsVTMC:disqus! We appreciate it! =)

      • Shaun O’Reilly

        You are welcome! I always recommend Samsung products to my friends and brag about the latest Samsung achievements on Facebook. You guys are great!

        • samsungtomorrow

          We’re thrilled to hear that, @disqus_l0g8zsVTMC:disqus! Thanks for being such a great Samsung loyal fan! We appreciate your love and support! We’ll try to keep making you proud!

  • Melvin Bradley

    Say hello to my new MacBook Pro Retina drive.

    • Tsais

      this drive is wasted on that…

      • Melvin Bradley

        Then what would it not be a waste on?

  • Mikel Graham

    I hope to see this 1TB drive in a new 15″ ultrabook from Samsung soon. You guys have the ATIV Book 9 Plus, but it’s too small for me and doesn’t have a discreet GPU. Come out with a 15″ to rival the XPS 15 and MacBook Pro. All of my devices are Samsung and I foresee “Sidesync” being a powerful tool in my future, but I need a 15″ ultrabook powerhouse!

    I can see it now:
    15.6″ 3200 x 1800 QHD+ multitouch display
    i7-4960HQ (up to 3.80Ghz)
    nVidia GTX 700M series GPU (preferably 765 or above)
    1TB 820EVO mSATA SSD
    Thunderbolt
    HDMI out
    USB3.0
    1080p webcam
    Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Plus Bluetooth 4.0
    8+ hr battery life
    Less than 5lbs

    Ah yes, the ultimate ultrabook. I’m looking for Samsung to take dominance in this class!!! That right there is my dream machine and would crush the competition!

    BUILD IT SAMSUNG!

    • samsungtomorrow

      We appreciate your thoughtful input, @mikelgraham:disqus. We’ll let you know about new products as soon as we can, so please stay tuned!

  • http://ken.nu/ Ken Engström

    I’v so far failed to find these mSATA SSD drives for sale. When are they released to market? (Europe).
    I would very much like to juice up my Samsung Series 9 (NP900X4C) with some oversized SSD love.