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Samsung 850 Evo M.2 & mSATA Review: V-NAND comes to more form factors

Equipped with 3D TLC NAND, Samsung's 'V-NAND'-based 850 Evo series released last December, stacks layer upon layer of transistors, improving density, endurance and performance, while lowering production costs. Today we have two similarly new drives that focus on different form factors. The 850 Evo mSATA will appeal to compact PC users, while the M.2 will be more sought after by power users.

Intel introduces mSATA SSD 525 Series for Ultrabooks

Intel has announced a new mSATA solid-state drive designed for Ultrabooks and low-power embedded applications. The SSD 525 Series is essentially an mSATA version of the 2.5-inch 520 SSD Series, and as such it’s also the company’s first drive in this…

Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB Review: Miniature SSD Power

Not only are SSDs faster than HDDs, but they also consume less power and generate less heat. They're quieter, more reliable and more compact than their spinning counterparts. Talking about compact...

We recently took notice when Crucial announced its m4 mSATA SSD in a 256GB capacity at under $1/GB. The mSATA drive is tiny compared to Crucial's standard 2.5" m4, and despite the size difference, both 256GB models feature the same read and write speeds of 500MB/s and 260MB/s -- an exciting prospect, indeed. Assuming there are no catches, Crucial's new mSATA offering could become the go-to solution for ultraportable upgrades...

Crucial launches m4 mSATA line of SSDs for Ultrabooks

Crucial has announced availability of the m4 mSATA line of solid state drives targeted at Ultrabooks. These new drives are one eighth the size of a standard 2.5-inch drive yet deliver the same level of performance as Crucial’s full-size m4…

Micron unveils RealSSD C400 mSATA for Ultrabooks

With Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge micro-architecture launching later this month it won't be long before the next wave of thin and light notebooks start to arrive. Anticipating this, Micron has announced a new mSATA solid state drive that's engineered specifically…

OCZ Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs certified for use in 2012 Ultrabooks

OCZ Technology has announced that their enterprise-grade Deneva 2 mSATA solid state drives have been tested with Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) and passed the performance benchmarks for the “while using” portion of the responsiveness requirements outlined by Intel for…