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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.

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Looks like a good drive for an HTPC
By clemedia1 on 3/22/2006 12:43:51 PM , Rating: 2
I might have to pick this drive up for my HTPC. Right now my hard drive is the only thing making noise that I can hear. (My comp has 2(exhaust and cpu) 3-volted 12 cm fans in it that make just about no noise, and those are my only moving parts besides the HD in there now. Video card is running fanless, power supply is fanless). I don't really need speed and I don't really need all that much more than enough to store the OS. All my other storage is in a disk server with a few TB. Just need to pick up one of those laptop -> desktop conversion kits (that include power in the data cable like laptop drives do)

By clemedia1 on 3/22/2006 12:47:55 PM , Rating: 2
^^oops fans are running on 5v not 3v

By y2chuck on 3/22/2006 1:33:09 PM , Rating: 2
what's the rest of your specs? I'm in process of specing out mine. don't care what it looks like, just want quiet.

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