Samsung’s new 1TB solid state drive weighs just 8.5 grams

It wasn’t all that long ago that it seemed like quite a feat to squeeze a terabyte of storage into a laptop-sized 2.5 inch drive. Now Samsung has gone a bit further by introducing the first 1TB mSATA solid state drive.

The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD measures about 3.85mm (0.15 inches) thick and weighs just 8.5 grams (0.3 ounces). It can fit into places you wouldn’t be able to put a normal laptop drive, such as tablets or super-thin ultrabooks.

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD

The small size also lets you use the drive as a secondary storage device if your laptop has a 2.5 inch drive bay and an open mSATA slot.

While the SSD is pretty small, it’s also pretty speedy though, with support for sequential read/write speeds of 540 MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively.

Samsung offers 120GB, 250GB, and 500GB models as well as the 1TB version. All sizes are expected to launch globally in December.

  • Michael Thompson

    That’s dead sexy, but you know it’s gonna cost.

    • Walter_Maxman

      My thoughts exactly.

    • CyberGusa

      But it does mean they can start lowering the costs for the lower capacities and make the last highest capacity more reasonably priced…

      Every time they push the limits higher it means everything below starts to get more affordable…

      We’re basically reaching the point of the next doubling of capacities for SSDs and the cost per GB of storage will go down as the capacity density increases… Mind, same number of chips but more capacity…

  • Arrdee

    How about a big, fast, cheap SSD instead, even if it takes the space of a 3.5″ hard drive?

  • David

    Way too big (physically) for me…

    • zdanee

      Wha…dude…this? This is big for you physically? Do you know how many microSD cards would you need for this storage space? Do you realize how damn fast this thing is?

      Also is it an MLC or a TLC SSD?