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Samsung Manufactures Mini-Serial ATA Interface for Windows Ultrabook

For ultrabook, Samsung is manufacturing mini-Serial ATA interface solid state drives. This is Intel's attempt to make the Windows product equivalent to MacBook Air thin notebooks.

Intel has added four m-SATA versions with 32, 64, 128, and 256GB capability to turn their PM830 range of 2Xnm class, 2-bit multi-level cell SSDs, to 6Gbit/s SATA interface and 128, 256, and 512GB capability points.

The purpose of 32GB baby is caching apps and not to operate as the main storage device. The mini SSDS weight is eight grams and measures 50.95 x 30 x 3.8mm. Further, it uses Samsung controller and has 256-bit AES encryption, as reported by the Register.

According to a company statement, the performance of the new device is up to 500MB/sec for "sequential reads" and for "sequential writes" it is 260MB/sec.

Besides various other features and lucrative offerings, the mSATA SSDs also helps ultrabook boot in "the 10-second range," which means less than 15 seconds.

The growing potential of the ultrabook market has been well understood by Samsung. The company has been quoted in an iSuppli finding that they will be passing tablet shipments by the year 2013.