Samsung in aggressive SSD push

Delivers light weight mSATA drives for ultrabooks.

Samsung logo1 63x24 Samsung in aggressive SSD push

Samsung Electronics (SEO:005930) have just launched their new mSATA SSD drive that weigh in at a mere eight gram and come in cpacities of 256, 128 and 64GB for use as primary drives and in a 32GB model that can be used to cache a mechanical disk dive.

The drives are fitted with a 6 Gb/s SATA interface and are art of the PM830 family.

 

Samsung PM860 Samsung in aggressive SSD push

Samsung PM830. Photo courtesy of Samsung Electronics.

What is extremely interesting is the very fast sequential read speed of 500MB/s and the write speed of 260MB/S making the drives some of the fastest on the market. This speed should be compared with a typical read and write speed of mechanical drives of around 80MB/s.

The drives are designed with Ultrabooks and Ultrathins in mind. This is a market where Samsung is in fierce competition with SanDisk which was the first company to announce drives in the mSATA format.S|A

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