Saturday, November 3, 2007

Samsung Unveils 64 GB SATA II SSDs

Samsung Electronics began sampling 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch 64 Gigabyte (GB) solid state drives (SSD) featuring a SATA (Serial ATA) II/native SATA interface.

The drive delivers a sequential write speed of 100 Megabyte per second (MBps) and sequential read speed of 120 MBps. The SATA II SSD has a 3.0 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) interface speed which is twice as fast as its SATA I predecessor. Moreover, the SATA II SSD requires only half as much power as the 1.9 watts consumed by hard drives now used in notebook PCs and only one-tenth the power consumed by enterprise-class 15,000rpm hard drives in servers, according to the company.

Target applications for the SATA II SSD include notebook PCs, corporate servers, and other high-performance storage applications.

Samsung's SATA II SSD is based on a 50 nm-class, single-level-cell (SLC) 8Gb flash chip with a Samsung proprietary, high-speed SATA controller and supporting software.


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