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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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Power issues?
By Nocturnal on 3/22/2006 1:02:01 PM , Rating: 2
Does this device have the same type of power issues in that if it is not powered for several hours it loses everything on the memory? I'm guessing not since it uses flash and my iPod nano doesn't lose its songs... but this was an issue that cropped up with the i-Ram that Anandtech reviewed. Anandtech/DT, lets see a review for this bad-boy!

RE: Power issues?
By rrsurfer1 on 3/22/2006 3:21:52 PM , Rating: 2
Your guess is correct, flash doesn't lose data when power is lost. The iRam used standard RAM which requires power to mantain the data.

RE: Power issues?
By osalcido on 3/22/06, Rating: 0
"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson
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