Samsung Launches First 1TB mSATA SSD, High Capacity Ultrabooks Can't Be Far Behind

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burntham77

I hope this will lead to lower cost laptops and tablets. That Surface Pro 2 with 512gb of storage is nice, but not at about $2000.

This will also be great for those Intel NUC systems, which require mSata drives. I've been hoping to get rid of my regular desktop workstation and replace it with something like that.

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erriwin

mSata's, in general, have been out for a while; and price wise, they are actually usually cheaper than their bigger brothers - A quick glance at The Egg will get you a 120gb for about $100; so, expect these to follow a similarly competitive pricing trend.

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John Pombrio

There are not many objects in the world that are as expensive for Dollars per ounce. It is still well below the cost per ounce of moon rocks brought back by the Apollo missions tho!

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BloodDonor

HP Black Ink ;)

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bpstone

Yep. lol

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bjoswald

I just got the 128GB 840 Pro as an early Christmas present and I love it. I will never buy another mechanical drive.

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wolfing

your first SSD? congratulations! I too will never buy a mechanical drive again, it's really an evolutionary step.

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WarpathPS

The zip drive was considered evolutionary too....SSD's are the new zip drives and their price points are a throwback to the 90's.

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Obsidian

Excellent, bring it on! Except for the price, don't bring the inevitable $600+ price point.

This will make ultrabooks and tablets immensely more viable for my use-case as a platform.

How long before this kind of capacity/density makes its way to phones?

Hopefully this year will be the year that SSD becomes more affordable at the highest capacities. I remember buying a 1TB mechanical drive at the $250 price point, so I would suspect that price threshold would usher in the end of my mechanical drive use.

Can Samsung figure out a way to string 4 of these together in a 2.5-inch housing for a 4TB single SSD device?