If you feel you current hard drive is too heavy for you or you want to upgrade to higher capacity, Samsung yesterday announced it will launch the industry’s first 1-terabyte (1TB) mSATA SSD this month. This doubles the capacity (512GB) of some of the largest-capacity mSATA SSDs generally available today. As such, the 1TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD is poised to bring unprecedented large-capacity hard storage to some of the market’s thinnest portables.
According to Samsung Tomorrow, The 1TB mSATA SSD uses four flash memory packages, each with 16 layers of 128Gb chips. It’s just 3.85mm thick — about 60% thinner than an average hard disk drive — and weighs just 8.5 grams. That’s about 92% lighter than a typical HHD. It yields 98,000 random read and 90,000 random write IOPS, while pulling 540MB/s sequential read speeds and 520 MB/s sequential write speeds.
There is no official word on the pricing but we believe that it will cost you heavily. Keep an eye on techjaja for more news on this.