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Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD 1TB Now Available – See Specs, Price and Where to Buy

One of the most interesting product released this year is the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD, following the success of the Samsung 840 EVO SSD series. This is not the first mSATA SSD on the market and it’s not the first 1TB SSD as well. But this is the first mSATA SSD to reach 1TB capacity. It features Samsung’s 3-core MEX controller, and Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND Flash memory. Aside from delivering ultra-fast sequential read/write speeds of 540MB/s and 520MB/s respectively, it also features AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption and PSID which are hardware-based encryption engine to ensure that your personal data remain secure. Check out its complete specifications, price and where you can buy one.

samsung 840 evo msata ssd review

The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD series is a must have solution for your PC upgrade specially for mobile devices with mSATA slots. Just like its Samsung 840 EVO 2.5-inch SSD counterpart, the 840 EVO mSATA is also capable of ultra-fast performance thanks to its updated firmware and TurboWrite technology that delivers dramatically faster sequential write performance.

The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA power consumption is ultra-low, thus helps in extending the laptops battery life. The 820 EVO mSATA also features “Device Sleep” or DEVSLP mode for ultra-thin laptop PC and high-end main board of desktops as well. It also features “Dynamic Thermal Guard” algorithm that maintains optimal operating temperature.

It is supported by Samsung Magician Software for managing the SSD. This utility also helps in maximizing the performance and lifetime of the 840 EVO mSATA SSD. Aside from the AES 256-bit encryption and PSID, it is also compatible with TCG/Opal 2.0 and IEEE1667 that offers authentication, configuration and policy management for government and large enterprises. Samsung 840 EVO mSATA is backed with the same 3-year limited warranty.

samsung 840 evo msata ssd specifications

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD Specifications

Usage ApplicationClient PCs (Ultra-thin PCs compatible)
Capacity120GB, 250GB, 500GB,1TB
Dimensions(LxWxH)(29.85±0.15) x (50.80±0.15) x Max 3.85 (mm)
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)
Form FactormSATA
ControllerSamsung 3-core MEX Controller
NAND Flash Memory1x nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND Flash Memory (400Mbps)
DRAM Cache Memory256MB (120GB) or 512MB(250GB&500GB) or 1GB (1TB) LPDDR2
PerformanceSequential Read: Max. 540 MB/s
Sequential Write: Max. 520 MB/s
4KB Random Read (QD1): Max. 10,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write(QD1): Max. 40,000 IOPS(250GB/500GB/1TB) and 37,000 IOPS(120GB)
4KB Random Read(QD32): Max. 97,000 IOPS (250GB/500GB/1TB) and 95,000 IOPS (120GB)
4KB Random Write(QD32): Max. 88,000 IOPS (500GB/1TB) and 71,000 IOPS (250GB) and 37,000 IOPS (120GB)
TRIM SupportYes (Requires OS Support)
Garbage CollectionYes
S.M.A.R.TYes
SecurityAES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption (FDE)
TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive(IEEE1667)
WeightMax. 10g (1TB)
ReliabilityMTBF: 1.5 million hours
Power ConsumptionAverage : 0.103W (Typical), Idle : 0.033W (Typical, DIPM ON)
Device Sleep: 2mW
TemperatureOperating: 0°C to 70°C
Non-Operating: -40°C to 85°C
Humidity5% to 95%, non-condensing
VibrationNon-Operating: 20~2000Hz, 20G
ShockNon-Operating: 1500G , duration 0.5msec, 3 axis
Warranty3 years limited

samsung 840 evo msata price and where to buy

Price and Where to Buy

Below are their current respective prices and the links to where you can buy one. Prices are subject to change. Prices indicated below are already lower compared to its original list price. It might have gone down by the time you visit this page.

Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD (MZ-MTE1T0BW) – $680
Samsung 840 EVO 500GB mSATA SSD (MZ-MTE500BW ) – $399
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB mSATA SSD (MZ-MTE250BW) – $215
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB mSATA SSD (MZ-MTE120BW ) – $136

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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  1. In time these Samsung 840 Evo and Pro SSDs will be super cheap to buy on Ebay (gently) used. That’ll be a good time to buy I think

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