Samsung 850 EVO mSATA and 850 EVO M.2 Spotted

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA and 850 EVO M.2 Spotted at CES 2015.

| Jan 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm CST

CES 2015 - We learned today that Samsung plans to release two small form factor products from the 850 EVO product series. This news comes on the heels of Samsung's new portable USB 3.0 SSD that uses the same 3D V-NAND technology found in the company's successful 3bit per cell 2.5" form factor products.


The 850 EVO series won high praise from product reviewers for performance, endurance and warranty length that are all above other products in the price class.

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The mSATA form factor gained popularity in notebook and small form factor systems three years ago. There are a number of existing systems in customer hands, many that shipped with smaller, slower solid state drives from system builders.

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When Intel released the 9-Series chipset, system builders adapted the new M.2 form factor that offers varying size lengths, allowing for more customization at the device level.

From what we can tell, the mSATA model will scale to 1TB of capacity and the M.2 will go to 500GB after overprovisioning. Since neither product is official at this time, the capacity sizes may change. The 840 EVO mSATA scaled to 1TB and is extremely popular with our readers.

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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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