Samsung promises 'fastest' 256GB SSD by year's end
Mainstream spec - but what about the price?
Samsung has pledged to put a 256GB laptop-friendly solid-state drive into mass-production by the end of the year.
Samsung's 256GB SSD: company's fastest, most capacious Flash drive yet
The South Korean giant said the SSD will be made available in 2.5in and 1.8in forms. The latter will undoubtedly please MacBook Air buffs looking for an SSD upgrade, assuming the drive's made available with a parallel ATA interface - right now, Samsung's touting 3Gb/s SATA as the interconnect.
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The drives are 9.5mm thick, which makes them a good choice for a fair few skinny laptops, not just Apple's.
Samsung also claimed the drive would be its fastest yet, delivering a sequential read-speed of 200MB/s and a sequential write-speed of 160MB/s. They'll incorporate data-encryption tech too, and consume just 0.9W when active - less than many a hard drive in idle mode.
Perhaps if these do well, and they can drive production costs down, we will see affordable large capacity desktop drives within a few years.
Think what it would be like never again to hear the 'CLICK CLICK WHIRR' sound of a dead hard drive.
But they never mentioned a price on these new SSDs.
Would love to have a couple as external disks for carrying around information but I figure the cost for the first 6-12 months will be more like extortion. Cannot blame them though as they are the first to market with this size and specs.
...It consumes very little power, but I bet it consumes all of your money.