Samsung Elaborates on SSD Hard Drives
July 26, 2006 5:42 PM
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Samsung solid-state NAND hard drives will be cheaper than reported, more versatile
Earlier today Samsung
announced its 4GB solid-state NAND hard drives
. The 1.8" and 2.5" devices will primarily be marketed for enthusiast and high-end desktops supporting Microsoft Windows Vista's ReadyBoost feature.
"Samsung confirmed to TG Daily that the SSD is likely to be priced below $200," implying the price of the drive would be just under $200. In fact, when
talked to Samsung the company confirmed that the device will cost significantly less than that, perhaps as much as $100 less. The company has not released pricing on the drive yet, but current prices on the NAND spot market quote 4GB of flash memory between $62 and $70. Samsung Semiconductor's Director of Flash Marketing, Don Barnetson, was able to confirm that a slight premium on these prices was more in line with real pricing of the drives.
Samsung clarified during our conversation that the initial versions of the SSD will feature a Parallel ATA interface as opposed to the newer Serial ATA interface use in notebooks and PCs. Additionally, many of the chipsets Intel is releasing do not support the PATA interface so Samsung will definitely need to think about switching to SATA sooner than later. The SSD drives can be mounted in a PC using mechanical mounts or a 2.5-inch slot.
According to Samsung, the 4GB SSD should be ready to ship in time for the Vista launch, and features 57MBps read speeds and 31MBps write speeds and up to 5,000 operations per second.
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RE: fastar boot times!
7/26/2006 7:17:55 PM
well, the way i am understanding their intended use, was that Vista has going to use these NAND flash based hard drives and intelligent chache drives, where Vista would learn what sort of files are being used often, and put a copy of it on the SSD drive. Maybe im woring, that possible. But I highly doubt its intended/most efficiant use is going to be to have the user decided what to put on it.
I for one am very very much looking forward to these devices. I moved to Dual Core (X2 3800) and noticed a pretty big difference in multitasking performance, BUT (always a but) I only have one 400GB hard drive, and I think that multitasking performance is HUGELY impacted when everything you are accessing and running is all on one drive. I do have 2GB or RAM which helped also to improve multitasking performance. With the ability to access the files MANY times more than a standard hard drive, this is certainly to be a sweet blessing... Id give it about 3-5 years before we see capacities near high enough to be truly useful though. and with in the next 3-5 years, there is also likly to be huge gains in "Standard" hard drive capacities as well.
I could see have two drives, one ~200GB SSD for installing programs, and then another 2TB+ drive for storage. But who knows...
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