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Samsung Electronics that it has developed a 1.8″-type 64 Gigabyte (GB) flash-solid state drive (SSD).
The new flash-SSD is based on an eight gigabit (Gb) single-level-cell (SLC) NAND, which provides significantly higher performance over conventional SSDs.
The read and write performance of the new SLC flash-SSD have been increased by 20 percent and 60 percent respectively over the 32GB flash-SSD Samsung introduced last year, meaning that the new SSD’s ability to outperform conventional rotating-media hard drives is even greater than had been anticipated.
The flash-SSD, a drop-in replacement for a hard disk drive, is a secure and reliable means of storing personal or work-related data. It uses instantly-accessible, non-moving NAND flash memory instead of the noisier, power-hungry, jarring-sensitive rotating disc found in conventional hard drives, allowing it to upload and download data quickly and quietly with minimal power consumption.
The new 64GB Flash SSD weights just 15 grams and should be able to provide up to 64MB/s read speed and to be able to reach 45MB/s speed when writing data. The power consumption is going to be between 0.1 and 0.5W, depending on the load of the drive when used.
Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8-inch 64GB flash-SSDs in the second quarter of this year.