Samsung Serves Up mSATA SSDs For Ultrabooks

Great things have long since come in small packages, particularly in the case of computers and storage. Samsung is stretching the boundaries once more with their new high-performance mSATA SSDs for ultra-slim notebooks. Not surprisingly, these are tailor made for Ultrabook PCs, and with the proliferation of those, we suspect they'll be moving quite a few of 'em.

"Samsung’s compact mSATA SSDs will provide performance of the highest quality in helping to deliver the advanced ultra-slim PCs that consumers have been wanting,” said Myungho Kim, vice president of memory marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung plans to continue providing timely delivery of advanced SSD solutions, while preserving its leadership position in the SSD market for notebook PCs.”

The new drives will ship in 56, 128 and 64 gigabyte (GB) densities as main storage devices, and also at 32GB for caching. They measure 50.95 x 30 x 3.8 millimeters and weigh a mere eight grams. They'll be a part of the PM830 product line, and will make use of the company's 20nm-class NAND Flash memory. You'll also find support for a SATA 6Gb/s controller, and the company's reporting sequential read and write speeds of 500 megabytes per second (MB/s) and of 260MB/s respectively, under optimum conditions. In addition, the Samsung mSATA SSDs feature an advanced hardware-based security solution including 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protection, which will prevent unauthorized access to data on a lost or stolen notebook PC.

Doubtful that these will be sold separately, but keep an eye out for one in your next mobile machine.