COMPONENTS AND DISASSEMBLY
Perhaps the most valuable piece of advise we can offer if you are considering disassembly of the T1 is …DON’T DO IT! Personally, I love taking things apart and have been doing it for years and, given this love of ripping things apart, it is only natural that things sometimes just don’t go right, especially with Samsung SSDs. We don’t need to speak of a certain 840 Pro where the pentalobe screw didn’t want to cooperate, resulting in my punching a hole clear through that SSD.
The Samsung Portable SSD T1 is comprised of five pieces, three being the plastic exterior, a mSATA to USB3.0 bridge, and a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD.
The exterior plastic case is secured by clips of which there is no easy way to get them apart, short of a great deal of frustration.
The SSD itself consists of a green printed circuit board, a low power 2-core MGX controller (S4LN062X01-Y030), four pieces of Samsung 3D V-NAND flash memory with a product number of K9DMGB8S7C, and a Samsung DRAM cache memory chip.
Last but not least, we have the mSATA to USB3.0 adapter which contains the ASMedia 1153e USB3.0 controller with UASP support.
Now, looking back at my improvised Samsung 1TB external SSD that was created some time ago, we can see that things are surprisingly very similar in build; this original design being a MyDigitalSSD OTG case housing the Samsung 1TB 840 pro mSATA SSD.