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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