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1.8-inch, 64Gbyte solid state drives eye mobile PCs

Posted: 27 Jun 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:1.8-inch solid state drives? mobile computing? hard disk drives?

SSD from Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has begun mass producing 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) at 64Gbytesthe highest density SSD available today for mobile computing applications.

"We see sharply increasing interest in SSDs among OEMs worldwide amid a growing push to launch premium SSD-based notebooks, particularly in the ultramobile category," said Jim Elliott, director, flash marketing, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.

SSDs feature far greater reliability, faster boot times and faster application start-up times than hard disk drives. SSD can also improve battery life by up to 20 percent in notebooks.

The 64Gbyte SSD consists of 64 8Gbit single-level cell flash memory chips made through the use of 51nm process technology.

Industry wide attention on ultra-light, ultra-slim notebook PCs with flash memory-based SSDs reflects early market support for this new storage medium. In addition, Samsung has already introduced 32Gbyte SSDs into ultramobile PCs. SSDs also are being considered for server applications such as in advertising and for Web search engines. Other digital consumer products such as camcorders, PDAs and printers can now be equipped with SSDs ranging from 4- to 64Gbytes.

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