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Samsung introduces 840 EVO mSATA, World’s first 1TB SSD

With the introduction of Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD range, also industry’s first, the company has been able to bring down the size of SSD by 60 percent.

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The 1TB mSATA SSD card has been introduced as a part of Samsung’s 840 EVO lineup, which was launched in July this year. While many would prefer to add a solid state drive to increase capacity there hasn’t been much thought regarding its size. An average SSD fits in a 2.5-inch slot while smaller device like Ultrabooks depend upon a 1.8-inch mSATA standard. Samsung’s latest release, the 840 EVO SSD hopes to change the equation.

Though the latest SSD has a smaller and compact mSATA build, the predecessor’s core states have remained the same. The new EVO also promise to provide a reading speed of 540MB/s and a writing speed of 520MB/s, which would definitely a good feature for notebooks.

The 840 mSATA will also available in 120, 250 and 500GB ranges and also for those who find the 1TB range pricey. Samsung has utilized 10nm class process technology and the drive is made on 128GB NAND flash memory. Four of these memory chips form a TB of storage with 16 layers of 128GB chips. The drive has 3.85mm thickness and weighs about 8.5 grams.

However Samsung has been silent on the price of this latest SSD and would definitely would not be priced cheap. The SSD’s would be released by the end of December, it said.

[source: Samsung Tomorrow]

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