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Dec 4, 2011

Samsung's mSATA PM830 is Eight Grams of Pure SSD

The newest member of Samsung's 6Gb/s PM830 family of SSDs is designed to sit inside the Ultrabooksof 2012, which means it's had go through some slimming down. The mSATA drive uses 20 nanometer NAND for face-melting speed, but is crammed into a 50.95 x 30 x 3.8mm package, weighing only eight grams. The drive will comfortably read 500MB/s and write 260MB/s on a clear day, six times faster than a comparable HDD. 

It'll allow Windows to boot in under ten seconds and transfer "five DVD files" (roughly 45GB) in around a minute. The drives also come with 256-bit AES for those moments when your Ultrabook gets stolen, or more likely, floats away in the wind. 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variants will roll out to OEMs shortly but we expect a consumer version to be announced shortly for everyone with some courage and a screwdriver.
 
 

6 comments:

R said...

Seems to be a great chip!

anoymous said...

45GB per minute?? holy-mother-of-god..

YeamieWaffles said...

That's actually amazing! It takes some serious genius to go into these kind of things so this is incredibly impressive in my opinion.

Heaven. said...

Crazy!

Electric Addict said...

impressive but I'll leave the fast SSDs to my desktop. I don't need my laptop/phone to be that fast.

Troy Green said...

I'm happy to see SSD tech getting better (and more affordable).