Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 10:29

Samsung enters mass production of 128GB SSDs

Written by test

Image

MLC based drives

Samsung has started mass producing MLC based SSD drives with capacities of 128GB, with 64GB drives already being in mass production since earlier this month. The drives will be available in 1.8 and 2.5in form factors using a SATA II interface.

The drives use MLC or multi-level cell technology, which allows for more data to be stored per cell in the flash memory. The new drives feature a write speed of up to 70MB/s and a read speed of up to 90MB/s, which is close to that of SLC drives which so far offer better performance than MLC drives.

Samsung claims the drives use a mere 0.2W in standby and 0.5W during operation, which should make them more power efficient than any other SSD drives on the market today. Samsung also claims that their new 128GB drive has an expected lifespan that's 20 times longer than your average 2.5in hard disk drive which averages 4-5 years.

Samsung is looking at introducing a 256GB SSD drive by the end of the year. No pricing was announced for the new drives, nor any retail availability date.

You can find the press release here

Also read

OCZ officially announces new SSDs
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments