Monday, June 25th 2007

SAMSUNG Begins Mass Production of 1.8-inch, 64GB Solid State Drives for Notebooks

Samsung Electronics, announced that it has begun mass producing 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) at 64GB - the highest density SSD available today for mobile computing applications. 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 64GB SSD consists of 64 eight Gigabit (Gb) single-level cell flash memory chips. Use of 51nm process technology permits fabrication of much smaller components, with each chip having circuitry 1/2500th the width of a human hair.

Samsung is aggressively expanding market development efforts for its SSDs. 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 32GB SSDs into ultra-mobile personal computers (UMPCs). 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 4GB to 64GB.

Samsung's mass production of 64GB SSDs makes it the largest producer of high-capacity SSDs in the world.

Rapid expansion of the 1.8-inch SSD market will spark demand for even smaller SSD formats to be used in mobile consumer electronics. The miniaturization of SSDs will give rise to new types of digital products. Over the next three years, 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SSDs will also gain a great deal of momentum for widespread use in standard notebooks and desktop PCs, respectively.

Samsung expects that sales of SSD units will increase at a rapid 270 percent pace industry-wide between now and 2010 to become the largest growth segment in the NAND flash industry.Source: Samsung
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8 Comments on SAMSUNG Begins Mass Production of 1.8-inch, 64GB Solid State Drives for Notebooks

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I Wonder if they will make these compatible with desktops or if they are capatible with desktops? ID like to get 2 of these probably and some 1.8 to 3.5" bay converters to hold these.
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
Yeah, SATA models will work in desktops, and the IDE ones just need ye old 2.5" converter.

Another good thing, is that fragmentation doesnt matter on these - all parts of the disk can be accessed without the delay of mechanical parts, so the age old defrag isnt needed!
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#3
Nemesis881
That would be cool if they could make them fast enough to where you don't need RAM. It would make computers cheaper and one less spec to worry about for games. :rockout:
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Im sure youll always need RAM in some form or fashion.


Thats good if they do, cuz I might get one or two SSD drives. Provided they dont cost an arm and a leg. Anyone have links to sites that sell them?
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#5
jothy
by: WarEagleAU
Anyone have links to sites that sell them?
Newegg had a few last time I checked.
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#6
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: WarEagleAU
I Wonder if they will make these compatible with desktops or if they are capatible with desktops? ID like to get 2 of these probably and some 1.8 to 3.5" bay converters to hold these.
http://www.eworldsale.com/cable-ide-syba-connect-syba-sd-cf-ide-a-to-cf-sd-cf-ide-a-ide-to-a-compact-ide-sd-flash-adaptor-to_5693_14922.html

http://www.adapterz.com/item.htm?fr=fr&id=60084

http://www.techsunny.com/Syba_IDE_to_Serial_ATA_SATA_Interface/SY-IDE-SATA/partinfo-id-3219456.html

LOL if someone does this work around. Then run them in Raid 0
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#8
demonbrawn
I would love to be able to pay an arm for this, but I use it to much. Drat, guess I'll actually have to save up some $.
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