Solid State Drives
Most compact SSD drive mSATA 1TB
Samsung just introduced the new 1 TB Solid State Drive.
This is the most compact terabyte SSD drive with SATA interface in the market as of today. The latest Samsung SSD drive represents 840 EVO- series line of products.
Most compact SSD drive: Technical Details
840 EVO 1TB SSD drive comes in 1.8 inch from factor mSATA. All other terabyte SSD-drives currently have a size of 2.5 inches or more. Thickness of the drive is 3.85 millimetres and the weight is 8.5 grams.
Performance of Samsung 840 EVO SSD 1 TB 1.8-inch drive is the same as 2.5 inch drive of the same Samsung 840 EVO series and capacity. Device could read and write data as fast as 540 and 520 megabytes per second respectively.
There are plans to release other SSD drives of 840 EVO series with the same compact 1.8 inch form factor but different capacity of 120 , 250 and 500 GB.
mini-Serial ATA (mSata) form factor was introduced in 2009. mSATA drives were developed for compact devices such as ultrabooks and laptops. The manufacturer hopes that device could become quite popular due to the size and good performance.
Most compact SSD drive : Price and availability
Most compact ssd drive of 1TB capacity should be available in stores before the end of the year. The final price on the device is not known yet. However some analysts expect that the price should be just slightly higher than prices on devices of the same series and capacity but 2.5-inch form factor.
Enterprise-class drives are released in 2.5-inch form factor and using Serial ATA 3.0 interface for connecting to a computer. DuraClass and DuraWrite technology ensure stable performance and reliability of Kingston SSDNow E100. According to the manufacturer, Kingston SSDNow E100 ten times more durable than conventional consumer drives. Claimed average time between failures (MTBF) of the device is 10 million hours.
SSDNow E100 series includes models with a capacity of 100, 200 and 400 GB. They provide the read and write performance up to 535 and 500 MB/s, respectively. 100 GB drives can carry up to 55 thousand I/O operations per second (IOPS) in random read mode of 4KB of data blocks, and up to 83 thousand per second while writing. For modifications of 200 and 400 GB figures are 59/73 thousand and 52/37 thousand.
Kingston SSDNow E100 comes with a three-year warranty. It is currently available for the price starting from $437.79 for 100GB model.