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.
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.
- Samsung intros drives for high-end PC and server storage market (TMCnet)
- Samsung launches speedy SATA-II SSDs (DailyTech)
- Samsung samples 64-Gbyte SATA-2 SSDs (ExtremeTech)