With most SSD hard drives fitting into a standard 2.5″ drive bay, and are many times smaller than their 3.5″ mechanical counterparts. So most people already assume that the drive is small and compact. However, most ultra books now use the much smaller 1.8″ mSATA, a tiny add-in card type of hard drive that has more in common (in terms of design) with a RAM module.
There is always a battle going on to increase storage space on hard drives, but at the same time there is also a drive to make the drives smaller and smaller. The two problems together make building tiny hard drives with gargantuan storage a really difficult task, but it looks like Samsung have solved it, creating the industries first 1TB mini-Series ATA SSD.
The 840 EVO SSD may only be 1.8″ in size, but with 1TB storage it still manages 540 MB/s reads, 520 MB/s writes, so it is clearly no slouch in terms of performance. Samsung say the drive will be available later this month and while we don’t have prices you can expect to pay a price fit for a king given it’s “industry first” status.
Those not needing the full 1TB experience can also enjoy the restof the 840 EVO mSATA range, which will feature a 120, 250 and 500GB model.
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