Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Faster low-cost SSDs for netbooks and UMPCs coming soon


Finally! Low-cost with good speeds is what we need

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" Seoul, Korea – Aug. 27, 2008 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced today that it has begun sampling low-density, higher-performance solid state drives (SSDs) that are only 30 percent of the size of 2.5-inch SSDs and highly cost-efficient to manufacture. With the introduction of these smaller, low-capacity SSDs, Samsung now offers an attractive replacement for existing hard drives used in low-cost PCs. Available in densities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, the new multi-level-cell SSDs will be mass produced beginning next month.

Samsung’s new MLC-based SSD at 32GB capacity will read data (sequentially) at 90MB/s and write it (sequentially) at 70MB/s – performance levels much greater than low-density SSDs on the market today. The 16GB reads at 90MB/s and writes at 45MB/s, while the 8GB reads at 90MB/s and writes at 25MB/s. "


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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

But what can we do with SATA in an EEEPC?

Anonymous said...

digitimes reported that new EEEs will support SATA-SSD.
http://www.digitimes.com/510.asp

Anonymous said...

90/70 in an Eee PC would be pretty damn good, but I doubt it's going to be cheap...

2t said...

how much would be this "low cost"?)

Shobai said...

"what can we do"? even the 701 has sata - check eeeuser forums for details:

http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=19835&p=2

post 149 - it may not be on the second page for you, as i may have set it to display more ppp than default. regardless, find post 149.

Travis said...

Don't expect them too soon. Chippy said "What I suspect is happening here is that Samsung have designed a product that can be made in the millions for direct sale to netbook OEMs. You might find these on Ebay at some point but don’t expect them to be easy to get hold of for the average punter."

Saperalot said...

Would be nice, but who will get it on the free market like "Travis" said.

Anonymous said...

JKMOBILE,
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR GREAT ADVICE. REGARDING THE ASUS PC 901, YOU HAVE MENTIONED THAT A 1.8" HHD REQUIRES REMOVAL OF THE EXTENDED SSD IN ORDER TO FIT IN. CAN A 5mm(vs 8mm) HHD FIT ON TOP OF THE EXISTING SSD?

Anonymous said...

cool for my Wind

Anonymous said...

Indeed very nice for my wind...

Finally enough place to fit in my 3g stick.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to replace the C drive with one of these or the Buffalo 32GB SSDs? I'm constantly running out of space on the C drive of my 900 and would like to upgrade it.
Cheers: Neil.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know that too, what Neil aske about.

Diana from Denmark

JKK said...

Yes, you need to take away the 2nd SSD to use 1.8 inch drive.

No room and it wouldn't work.

Neil, these SSDs don't fit into 1st SSD place, but you could use it as C if you change the boot order from bios

Anonymous said...

Is there any news about the Buffalo SSD?
Cheers: Diana

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip, I'll probably do that when these chips become available.
Cheers: Neil.

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