Today has been a busy day for Samsung's SSD department with three releases/announcements. With three different topics, I've separated this article into three, so let's begin with the hardware. Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA Samsung has been making mSATA SSDs for a couple of years but until now they've only been available to OEMs. The 840 EVO mSATA is Samsung's first retail mSATA SSD and like its 2.5" sibling, it's based on Samsung's own MDX controller and 19nm TLC NAND. Feature wise the EVO mSATA is similar to the regular EVO and supports both RAPID and TurboWrite. Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA Specifications Capacities (GB) 120, 250, 500, 1000 Controller Samsung MDX NAND 19nm Samsung Toggle-Mode TLC NAND Sequential Read Up to 540MB/s Sequential Write Up to 520MB/s 4KB Random Read 98K IOPS 4KB Random Write 90K IOPS The part that's...
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