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Samsung to Launch Super Fast 256GB SSD Later This Year

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  1. malware New Member

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    Samsung late on Sunday announced definite plans to launch a breathtakingly fast flash memory-based solid-state disk that's also world's first to boast a 256GB capacity. Samsung's multi-level cell (MLC) based SSD, which was unveiled in prototype form during the company's fifth annual Mobile Solution Forum event in Taipei, has a 2.5-inch form factor and SATA 3.0 Gbps interface. It is only 9.5 mm thick, and measures 100.3x69.85 mm. Sequential read/write speeds for this drive are also something that's worth noting: 200MB/s read and 160MB/s write, or roughly 2.4 times faster than a typical HDD. In addition, the drive offers a sophisticated data encryption process that prevents data stored on the SSD from being accessed in an unauthorized manner, even after the SSD is removed from the PC. Samples of the drive will be available to customers from September with mass production due by the end of the year. A smaller 1.8-inch version of the 256GB SSD is also expected to be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

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  2. graphicsHorse New Member

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    Cool specs. Guess the price of such drives will be untouchable for the next 2 years though.
    Now I'm eagerly waiting for the specs of Intel SDDs...
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    Can't wait...

    ... for the price to drop to something approaching twice the price of a normal HDD, I think i'd stump up for one then.
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    i want one now :cry::cry:
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    I would to get a SSD for my laptop, since im still on 80gb getting 100Gb+ would be a great addition to my spec if the price was right. good thing prices are still on the drop so we wont have long to wait
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    ok.... only 3.5 inch... the speed is ok, but let see the price :D the price is important :)

    also the time of live for this... SSD
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    the drive is 2.5" not 3.5"...
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    I wonder how effective a set of these would be running in Raid 0. I'm pretty sure they have a low chance of drive failure and what not so it should be safe and damn fast. All you would need is many thousands of dollars to do it :p
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    http://www.nextlevelhardware.com/storage/battleship/

    I don't worry about capacity because I could always RAID them up for size and speed!
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    price aside, this just killed raptors and velociraptors.
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    Yeah, the price is a doosey.

    I'm actually putting in an order right now for some new hard drives for my system. Couple 750's and 4 250's, and it's coming to $575. That's like one 32GB SSD :)
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    With the limited read/write times capability the cost is not justified.
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    It will cost more than anyones computer. No joke I just got back from the future.
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    and just where did you pull that from?

    modern flash drives do not have this limitation... you're probably too young, but were you aware first gen magnetic hard drives had a very limited amount of write operations, just like early flash? Modern hard drives have limits too, they just have a huge number. These flash drives will thousands upon thousands of operations, even if we have no specific amounts in the specifications.
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    In 5 or 10 years it would bee as cheap as nowadays HDDs
    And capacity and speed would bee exponential I think in SATA III or SATA IV 12Gbit/s or even faster, in case file transfer maybe 500MB or 600MB/s! longer operational life! :)
    Uses less energy, no moving parts, no noise
    Yepp hope in 2009 or 10 I can buy one at the right price/GB
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    well the only ones ive found remotely affordable are 8-16gb

    just a thought but say i wanted to buy one of these small drives what would it be best for ? a windows drive? or maybe a few programs/games ?
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    If I got a 8gb SSD I would Crysis and STALKER on it :)
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    good luck with that last time i looked crysis was 6gb and stalker was 3.2gb :laugh: (without mods)

    qalthough noticed on the smaller drives i was looking it they have horrible read/write speeds around 56/32mbps
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    i have a suspicion they work something like RAID - the larger the drives, the faster they're getting.
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    magibeg say.."I wonder how effective a set of these would be running in Raid 0."

    answer ... not as fast as the raid interface :)
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    RAID two together and put ur OS on it and use another disk for page file and apps.

    I want a couple of them too... a new one is coming soon that is SATA 3 and will hold more RAM
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    they said that about the DDR2 flavour which never occured... you sure its SATA 3, or DDR3?

    The problem was the original model used the PCI slot, which meant it at least had standby power when the PC was off - so you didnt lose your data. The DDR2 flavour used 5V power, so when the PC goes off... so does your data.

    no matter how big or fast they get, it still sucks that you lose your data when the system goes off.

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