The battle in the solid state disk (SSD) arena continues to
get fiercer as Samsung
has announced a new 1.8" 64GB SSD to accompany the existing 32GB unit.
The new drive offers read and write performance that has been increased 20
percent and 60 percent respectively over the latter offering.
Samsung's new 64GB SSD takes advantage of SLC flash and
offers read speeds of 65MB/s and write speeds of 45MB/sec. The older 32GB SSD
drive introduced last year puts up numbers of 53MB/sec and 30MB/sec
For comparison, SanDisk lists the read speeds of its newly announced
2.5" 32GB SSD drive at 67MB/sec -- write speeds were not given. Adtron’s
latest SSDs trump
both offerings, however, with read speeds of 65-70MB/sec and write speeds
Samsung expects that the market for SSDs will jump
dramatically over the next four years. The company is forecasting that shipments
will jump from 2.2 million units in 2006 to 9 million in 2010. Likewise, sales
are expected to rise from $56 million USD in 2006 to over $6.8 billion USD in