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Samsung demonstrates solid state drives with SATA II interface

Samsung demonstrated solid state-based hard drives in the 1.8 and 2.5 inch configuration, which are also the first in the world to use the SATA II configuration.

Samsung demonstrated solid state-based hard drives in the 1.8 and 2.5 inch configuration, which are also the first in the world to use the SATA - II configuration.

An excerpt from Tech:

Although acronyms never make for terribly exciting reading, the SATA II connection is significant in that it can handle transfers at up to 3Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA I. Coupled with low power consumption - half that of normal laptop hard drives and 10 per cent that of most server drives - the case for Samsung's new drives becomes compelling.

The features on the new drives include:

  • Write speed of 100 MB/s
  • Read speed of 120 MB/s
  • 8 Gb NAND based flash
  • Power consumption of 0.7 watts

Prices are yet to be announced, but the initial speculation is that they will be high.

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2 comments
tedeansiii
tedeansiii

This is going to be the next revolution in the computer industry. Laptops will have flash based harddrives consuming far less power than currently. The fact that the drives will be based off of NAND flash Chips means the space hard drives take up now can be evened out onto the motherboard. Making laptops that much thinner and they will produce far less heat. This will improve battery life and remove moving parts.

OO_Dragon
OO_Dragon

It should also make external drives a lot more popular with the storage restrictions of the SSD's right now that and thumb drives. The one laptop that uses them so far has caught my eye for sure and that of course is the Eee PC. http://eeepc.asus.com/en/

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