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Samsung SSD caching solution 'eliminates delays' in Windows Vista PCs

Posted: 28 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Samsung Electronics? Windows Vista? NAND flash cache? 4GBytes solid state disk? SSD?

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced that a 4Gbyte solid state disk (SSD), now being readied for production, will also serve as a high speed NAND flash cache for notebooks and PCs in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows Vista OS.

The devicecompatible with Windows ReadyBoost, a new Windows Vista feature that uses flash memory to improve system responsivenessenables users to avoid the hundreds of annoying multi-second delays they experience every day when moving within and between frequently used applications.

According to the press release, the Windows ReadyBoost feature of the Windows Vista operating system will intelligently populate the SSD with the data a user needs before they ask for it. It readies a user's favorite applications and data in the background, accelerating everyday actions such as starting applications and switching users. Rather than being limited to servicing 100-200 requests per second, Samsung's SSD can service up to 5000 request per second, virtually eliminating data seek delays. The 4GByte SSD can work in tandem with a hybrid hard drive, coming into play as a secondary source of cached data.

"By caching Hard Drive data using Samsung's flash SSD and the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, a typical user will see performance gains that will make working with their PC lightning fast," said Don Barnetson, director of flash marketing for Samsung, in a statement.

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