Samsung 1 TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD Now Up for Pre-Order

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Okay, I have to admit my ignorance here. Is the only thing that makes this "mSATA" the size? I mean, it's still a SATAIII interface, right? So, what is the technical advantage?
 

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None, it's that you can slam one of these on your ultrabook of choice as an mSATA port is all they have as storage upgradeability.

 

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and here's another reason why I want to see samsung make a truly amazing ultrabook at a reasonable price...they can integrate the best ram, SSD, and display on the market, and everything can be custom tuned and adjusted in-house...
 
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Okay, thanks! That makes sense. I did not realize this.
 

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msata disks don't have the typical data and power sata plugs but they fit on certain motherboards (if they have msata interface) or ultrabooks as someone mentioned.Z68 chipset motherboard Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 was a motherboard i bought (sandy bridge) and it had that interface on. Those chipsets can even make the msata ssd to become hybrid disk with a typical sata hard disk, Useful stuff
 

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There is actually quite a few uses for this, when the price comes down. The Intel NUC has only msata storage. I am surprised that it it so cheap. New format, 2.5" to msata only an $80 price difference.
 

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I did! The ratio of GB per dollar is improving. In a few years SSDs might be a commonly viable option (price-wise) for everyone. I paid (per GB) more for my current 500 GB SSD. I didn't mean that $615 is awesome and I want to run out and buy one but... :)
 
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