The World's First 1TB mSATA SSD: So Much in So Little

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If you feel like your ultrabook is limited in capacity, that won't be the case much longer: Samsung has just announced the industry's first 1TB mSATA SSD, which'll give any ultra-thin laptop a shot in the storage arm.


Slim devices—not just ultrabooks—make use of mini-Serial ATA drives to squeeze storage into their delicate frames, as opposed to the 2.5-inch drives found on most laptops. But the problem with the smaller 1.8-inch mSATA drives is they don't have quite the same capacity.

This Samsung 840 EVO SSD, however, is the first mSATA drive to boast 1TB of storage. With read speeds of 540 MB/s and write speeds of 520 MB/s it's certainly nippy. It'll also be available in 120, 250 and 500GB versions but, frankly, who cares, when you can have 1TB? Sadly, prices aren't yet available—but expect it to make you wince slightly as you open your wallet. [Samsung Tomorrow via Engadget]

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It is just amazing for someone my age to see how far we have come. I can remember buying a 170 MB, not GB, hard drive for around $300 (then) and thinking what am I going to do with all this storage. Circa 1990 Win 3.1