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The official designation for 1.8" hard drives. The mSATA designation does not refer to Micro SATA. mSATA refers to Mini SATA (see mSATA).
(Mini-Serial ATA) A version of the SATA interface for solid state drives (SSDs) in mobile devices. mSATA uses the same plug and socket as Mini PCI Express (mPCIe); however, the electrical signaling is different. mSATA was superseded by M.2 (see below). See Mini PCI Express and SATA.
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