Feeds

Samsung samples SATA II 2.5in SSD

Solid-state storage for laptops

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Samsung has begun sampling a 2.5in notebook-oriented 64GB solid-state drive the connects to a host computer using a 3Gb/s SATA interface, the electronics giant said today.

Comparing the product with an equivalent, 80GB 2.5in HDD, Samsung highlighted the SSD's superiority in weight, performance, power consumption, shock resistance and noise.

Samsung 64GB 2.5in SATA II SSD
Samsung's 64GB 2.5in SATA II SSD

The SSD weighs 73g, the HDD 365g. Its sequential read and write speeds max out at 100MB/s and 80MB/s, respectively, to the HDD's 59MB/s and 60MB/s. It can stand up to 20G of vibration - the HDD can withstand only 0.5G, Samsung said. The SSD consumes 1W, while the HDD requires 3.9W. And the SSD emits no noise - the HDD is rated at 0.3dB.

Of course, Samsung ignored the obvious counter: that the 64GB SSD is considerably more expensive than the 80GB HDD and probably a lot more than the 200GB HDDs that are becoming increasingly commonplace in laptops.

Samsung introduced 64GB 1.8in 1.5Gbps SATA SSDs back in March, before putting them into mass production in June.

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US
Wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'
Lawyers mobilise angry mob against Apple over alleged 2011 Macbook Pro crapness
We suffered 'random bouts of graphical distortion' - fanbois
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.