backtop


Print 38 comment(s) - last by Bladen.. on Apr 14 at 5:25 AM

Samsung's 32GB Flash-SSD is official

We reported earlier this month that Samsung had shown off a prototype of its new 32GB solid-state hard drive at CeBIT. Samsung has now announced that it has officially introduced the drives for the mobile sector.

According to Samsung, the 32GB Flash-SSD weighs half as much as a comparable disk-based dives and reads data three times faster and writes 1.5 times faster. It also uses roughly 5% of the electricity needed to run a comparable mobile hard drive. It is also completely silent and free of moving parts.

The commercialization of Samsung's 32GB Flash-SSD is a historic milestone for storage devices as it marks the initial entry of NAND flash memory in the mass mobile PC market. Samsung sees the overall global SSD market surging from US$540 million in 2006 to US$4.5 billion by 2010.

Pricing and availability have not yet been announced for the new drive.



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

Pricing and Availability
By mpc7488 on 3/22/2006 12:27:41 PM , Rating: 2
As an aside:

"The Seoul, Korea-based company did not release pricing for the device, but a spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal that the company expects it to sell for $200 to $250 in 2008."

http://www.reed-electronics.com/el ectronicnews/art...

The big market I see for these is military (very low power, high battery life, high shock/vibe tolerance compared to mechanical hard drives).




"Death Is Very Likely The Single Best Invention Of Life" -- Steve Jobs

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki