Since our news of Samsung’s new 1TB mSATA EVO SSD a week or so ago, we have received an overwhelming number of e-mails questioning the price of this new SSD release, many believing it will be a very premium priced item because of its market impact. To speak of just Lenovo Thinkpad professional’s alone, this could mean millions of sales, each doubling the present capacity of their current Thinkpad.
We are happy to announce that we just got off the phone with Samsung and the new EVO mSATA SSD has an MSRP only $10 higher than the EVO itself, the 1TB version being $859.99. While that seems like a large price tag for some, this is just above the $0.80/GB mark and this is ONLY MSRP. If we look at the going rate of todays 840 EVO 1TB SSD, they can be found at Amazon right now for $558 which makes it entirely believable that we will soon find the 840 EVO mSATA SSD for below the $600 mark!
Last but not least….availability and type of memory. Availability of the new Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is set fot the first week of January and this SSD is a TLC SSD, like the original EVO, and does not contain the premium MLC as we see in the 840 Pro. The only way to make a 1TB mSATA SSD is with this memory; it wouldn’t be possible otherwise. For those of you concerned about the lifespan of your SSD purchase because of this, don’t be. SSDs surpass the lifespan of hard drives and don’t reach end life with an unexpected ‘crash’ as so many of us have experienced with a HDD. The new Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD will keep you happy for years to come.