samsung msata Samsung announces PM830 series of mSATA SSDs for Ultrabooks

Samsung has been a long time OEM/ODM of notebook SSD's, least not to Apple, but not the company has announced that it's about to break into the Ultrabook market with its new PM830 series of mSATA SSD's. The company also has a model for hard drive caching, suitable for Ultrabooks, notebooks and desktops.

Samsung has been a long time OEM/ODM of notebook SSD's, least not to Apple, but not the company has announced that it's about to break into the Ultrabook market with its new PM830 series of mSATA SSD's. The company also has a model for hard drive caching, suitable for Ultrabooks, notebooks and desktops.

The PM830 series will be available in capacities of 64, 128 and 256GB, with a 32GB version for hard drive caching. The drive uses Samsung's latest 20nm class toggle mode DDR NAND flash and Samsung is promising read speeds of up to 500MB/s and write speeds of up to 260MB/s over a SATA 6Gbps interface. The press release didn't mention which SSD controller was being used and the picture below doesn't reveal any details beyond the Samsung NAND flash.

samsung msata Samsung announces PM830 series of mSATA SSDs for Ultrabooks

In addition to that, Samsung has also included 256-bit AEI encryption to keep the data safe for government people that leave their notebooks in the back seat of taxis. Samsung is only planning on selling the PM830 to OEM partners which is a shame, as it looks like it could prove to be a nice upgrade option for some Ultrabooks and what not. It looks like the future of notebooks SSDs is mSATA, for better or worse.