Samsung launches 1TB SSD for Ultrabooks and tablets

Samsung is pushing SSD capacities to new heights with the launch of a 1TB drive in the compact mSATA form factor.

Samsung claims it’s the first company to offer a terabyte of storage in this form factor, which is normally deployed in devices such as ultra-slim laptops and tablets. The drive is around a quarter of the size of a regular 2.5in SSD drive, and at 3.85mm it’s less than half the thickness. It weighs a mere 8.5g.

Samsung 840 EVO SSD

The drive, which forms part of the company’s 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up, will be launched later this month. Samsung is keeping mum on the price for now, but one thing is certain: it won’t be cheap.

The drive will also be available in 120GB, 250GB and 500GB versions and is capable of sequential read and write speeds of 540MB/sec and 520MB/sec respectively, according to the company.

Furthermore, Samsung claims its bundled Magician 4.3 software can push read speeds past the 1,000MB/sec mark, although we’ll wait until we see one in the Labs before endorsing such lofty claims.

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