The new Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD has arrived with 1TB of storage at a price comparable to the existing 2.5" form. This different way to connect an SSD will not be with us long as M.2 starts to be adopted but currently offers the same benefits as the full sized connection you are more familiar with. From the tests conducted at SSD Review you can see that this would be a great update to a laptop which possesses an mSATA slot and will greatly improve performance. While endurance is possibly a concern the fact that Samsung offers a 3 year warranty should assuage your worries somewhat.
"There is no doubt in anyones mind that 2014 will be the year of the M.2/NGFF SSD, however, Samsung is about to release an SSD that is guaranteed to rock the SSD community like few others have. This SSD is the Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD and it, not only is the one and only mSATA SSD capable of 1TB storage available in the world, but also, Samsung has priced this SSD at only $10 higher than it’s sister 1TB notebook form factor SSD. To say that there are more than a few mSATA SSD storage based notebook owners that have been waiting for some time for exactly this type of capacity is an understatement; Lenovo Thinkpad sales surpassed the 60 million mark some time ago."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Samsung 840 EVO 250GB mSATA SSD @ Custom PC Review
- Seagate 600 480 GB vs. Kingston HyperX 3K 480 GB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
- VANTEC USB 3.0 Multi-Memory Internal Card Reader w/ USB 3.0, eSATA and Audio Ports Review @HiTech Legion
- Icy Dock MB290SPB EZ-FIT Lite and MB343SP EZ-Fit Trio Hard drive & SSD Bracket Review @HiTech Legion
- ADATA DashDrive HV620 2.5″ 1TB External Hard Drive @ eTeknix
- Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review @ Madshrimps
- WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review @ Legit Reviews
- ADATA Premier Pro 32GB UHS-1 microSDHC Memory Card @ eTeknix
- Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter Review @ Legit Reviews