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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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missing the point...
By soydeedo on 3/22/2006 7:11:54 PM , Rating: 3
why are people even worried about if it's faster or not? this product really only needs to equal the performance of current 1.8 drives to be competetive.
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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.
this particular device is pretty much only for the mobile sector; 5% of the electricity needed for normal drives? c'mon, that's an astounding decrease leading to more mobility. also without moving parts if you drop your laptop you don't have to fear data loss anywhere near as much. that's the real value of these new storage solutions, not speed.




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