Samsung Announces Production Of 256GB SSD Drives By End Of 2008
Samsung has announced that it has developed a 2.5 inch, 256GB solid state drive (SSD). The declaration essentially quadruples the current storage capacity of 64GB found in cutting-edge laptops such as the MacBook Air.
Samsung claims that the new SSD has a sequential read speed of 200 megabytes per second and sequential write speed of 160MBps, the fastest SSD data transfer rates to date. Samsung’s drive will use multi-level cell (MLC) technology and a high-speed Serial ATA (SATA) II interface. Samsung has scheduled commercial production of the SSD by the end of 2008.
The announcement comes on the heels of Intel’s affirmation of high-capacity SSD production in the near future. Due to the fact that SSD’s have no moving parts, manufacturers claim that the drives are more reliable, however many MacBook Air SSD owners don’t subscribe to that point of view.