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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Samsung launches 32 GB Flash disk for mobile computers

Ever wished your hard drive was faster? If you're the owner of a mobile computer, your dream may soon come true! Samsung has just announced that they will soon be manufacturing a 32GB flash storage device that aims to replace good old hard drives in laptops and other mobile computers. This new drive comes in a 1.8" form factor, reads data at more then twice the speed of a normal HDD and consume 95% less power then their traditional counterpart.

"According to Samsung, the SSD will read and write data at 57 MB/s and 32 MB/s, respectively. We will have to benchmark such a drive in our test lab to verify this claim but if correct, the Flash disk would be about twice as fast as the latest 1.8" hard drive generation, which was measured at a read speed of 24 MB/s by the engineers of Tom's Hardware. The acceleration is most likely not enough to enable instant-on computers, but we would expect Windows computers to cut the system boot time at least in half."

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1 Comments:

  • Finally! I've been waiting for the non-spinning hard drives to come into play. The less moving parts the better. Good job!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:52 PM  

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