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 MEX 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
120, 250, 500, 1000
19nm Samsung Toggle-Mode TLC NAND
Up to 540MB/s
Up to 520MB/s
4KB Random Read
4KB Random Write
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