mSATA SSDs Suit Ultra-Slim Notebook PCs
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:42am
Samsung Electronics announced volume production of SSDs (solid state drives) that support the Mini-Serial ATA (mSATA) interface. The drives are designed for use in ultra-slim notebooks such as Ultrabook PCs. The company asserts its new high-performance mSATA SSDs in combination with the latest multi-core processors will help PC manufacturers to substantially improve performance of their Ultrabook-class portable PCs up to that of notebook PCs, in meeting ever-increasing consumer needs. The new Samsung mSATA SSDs will be available in 256, 128 and 64 gigabyte (GB) densities as main storage devices, and also at 32 GB for caching. They measure 50.95 x 30 x 3.8 mms and weigh 8 g. Using high-performance SATA 6 Gb/s controllers based on Samsung’s own technology, the new mSATA SSDs can operate at sequential read and write speeds of 500 megabytes per second (MB/s) and of 260 MB/s respectively, under optimum conditions.