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Samsung Introduces 128GB MLC SSD SATAII Drive

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  1. malware New Member

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    Two months after Samsung announced its new SATA II-based 64GB solid-state disk (SSD), the firm is now doubling the capacity of its latest SATA II SSD offering to 128GB. The newly developed multi-level cell (MLC) flash-based 128 Gigabyte (GB) solid state drive (SSD) will hit mass production this year in 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch versions for notebook and desktop PCs, as well as other mobile applications. The new drive offers a data reading speed of 100MB/s and writing speed of 70MB/s, the industry's highest for MLC-based SSDs. Samsung's 128GB SSD will be demonstrated in a notebook PC at CES 2008. The complete suite of Samsung SSDs will also be displayed at Samsung Electronics' Booth 11033, in the LVCC's Central Hall. Information regarding this product and other Samsung news at CES is available online here.

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    Wow that is very sexy looking.The write speed is pretty fast,is the read speed just as quick?
     
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    "The new drive offers a data reading speed of 100MB/s and writing speed of 70MB/s,"

    lol, missed it?
     
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    awesome, i wonder whats the price
     
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    me too actually, if these are around the same price as a 150GB raptor, i can see them taking off real fast.

    ($200-$300 aussie at most)
     
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    i hope it will be a lot cheaper this summer. Im tired of normal hdd's
     
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    It only had the write speed,malware edited it and put in the read speed :p
     
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    Agreed. The time has come to replace hot-running, analog, noisy and anemic-performing hard disks with these SSD's. Only the price needs to come down, which it will, soon. By the end of the year I'm confident most hardcore gamers will have an SSD in their system. :rockout:
     
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    I could be wrong but doesn't the 64 GB variant sell in the UK for ~£600?
     
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    First hurdle - getting 32GB models down under $200 :)
     
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    *ahem*
     
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    these ssd's are cool but i think my seagate 250 gb 16 mb cache is still faster, that read and write speed's have to be improved in my opinion. We have to get one and test it, i dont trust what they say
     
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    theres no way your seagate is faster, even the 320GB perpendicular seagates cap out around 50MB/s for sustained read.
     
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    55 :p but the read speed is more than 200 mb/s. I did it with HDTach months ago, maybe im wrong but hdtach said more than 200 mb/s, and when playing games is more important reading speed than writing, isnt it?
     
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    youre thinking burst speeds. these are sustained.

    Burst speeds are from the drives cache, (8MB/16MB) and dont have any real-world speed use.

    My samsung 500s can pull 62MB/s writing to each other, and they are the fastest 7,200 RPM drives i've used. flash drives have a lot lower access times, can read/write to multiple areas at once, and 100MB/s is a lot better than 60 :D
     
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    Imagine four of these in a RAID 0 array :eek:
     
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    Ok will buy one this summer, but now i thought that this SSD'S maybe are very much more sensible to magnetic fields than the normal HDD'S and if i transport my SSD and i go near a magnetic field such as mmmmm , i dont know any now lol, i would lose my data, oh crap! what do you think?
     
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    NAND flash storage is like the ones in your portable MP3 players. Yes, they can lose data when met with a mechanical shock too but they're not as delicate as Winchester disks, but magnetic field can't mess with its data. Unless its the something like the hospital MRI / NMR you're talking about, meg fields aren't a bother, not even CRT screens or large speakers. Just keep the drive away from UV.
     
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    magnets kill normal drives, not SSD.

    SSD drives are pretty hard to kill, you should see some of the crap wizzard has done to flash drives in reviews here (baked in pizzas, boiled, frozen...)
     
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    Something tells me these drives will run hot and will get hotter with increase in capacity, unless a fab-shrink comes by.
     
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    I saw in a review that a 16 GB SSD uses 0.55 Watt in iddle and 3 W in load. I wonder how much uses this monster of 128 GB, but obviusly not 8 X times or we have a problem (24 W in load its crap!).
     

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