Samsung samples SSDs for SCCs
32GB unit offers speed boost
Samsung has begun punting a compact 32GB solid-state drive card at makers of Small, Cheap Computers.
The SSD - which is also sampling in 8GB and 16GB versions - incorporates Samsung's multi-level cell (MLC) Flash chips. MLCs are usually held to be less responsive than single-level cell chips, but they're key to getting as much capacity as possible in a small space - ideal for SCCs, then, said Samsung.
Samsung's SSD: developed for Eee-alikes
The manufacturer claimed the SSDs provide a sequential read speed of 90MB/s and a 70MB/s sequential write speed. That's for the 32GB module - the 16GB and 8GB have the same read speed, but their write speeds drop to 45MB/s and just 25MB/s, respectively.
The 32GB unit ups its write speed by including 32MB of buffer Ram. All three SSDs incorporate a 3Gb/s SATA controller - the same one used in Samsung's 128GB, 2.5in-form factor SSD now in volume production.
The three new SSDs are sampling now - Samsung didn't say when they'll go into mass production.
@ Stu (that's awesome)
Scamps has been talking about you. On Yahoo.
You mean like the original EeePC 701, which has a 4GB SSD on the motherboard?
70-90mb/s is more than enought to compete with most HD's today.
45mb/s isn't even too bad, but 25mb/s i think is a leeedle too low..i guess if all you were using your baby laptop was for browsing and emailing, that shouldn't even be a problem either.
yummy, yummy, i love SSD's!
p.s. stuff and nonsense: http://www.eupeople.net/forum
the name "winchester" came from the very first hard drives being 30kb removable and 30kbs static. i think the winchester was a 0.3 cal, so that's how the name came about.
..and the term "bug", came from an actual bug that flew into an early computer..
Over complicated for an SCC
The linux kernel has drivers for nand flash. The flash chip could go directly on the laptop PCB, then they could remove the pointless sata->nand controller chip, the sata signal+power connector and anything that plugs into it.