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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.
Corsair has launched its new Flash Voyager GT line of USB drives designed for the user who demands the highest performance in a USB memory product. Complementing the revolutionary Flash Voyager USB drives, the new Flash Voyager GT brand represents the highest performing USB products Corsair offers in any capacities. Built to Corsair’s legendary quality and reliability standards, the new Flash Voyager GT USB drives deliver sustained read/write performance up to 34MB/sec and 28MB/sec respectively. Taking full advantage of the new flash controller and SLC NAND flash chips, the new GT features enhanced dual channel and interleave memory technologies.
Flash Voyager GT Features
– Blazing-fast performance: Read speed up to 34MB/s, write speed up to 28MB/s
– Maximum durability: Proprietary all-rubber housing
– Drive integrity: Water resistant and shock resistant
– Data security: TrueCrypt encryption software offering AES 256-bit encryption
– User warranty: 10 years, with on-demand customer support
The Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB drives are available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities The 16GB model is currently available for $89.99.
Kingston Technology announced the global availability of its new DataTraveler ReadyFlash USB 2.0 Flash drive for use in Windows Vista-based systems. Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost, the Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (DTR) was designed and tested by Kingston based on precise performance requirements outlined by Microsoft to meet Microsoft specifications. DataTraveler ReadyFlash is a USB 2.0 Flash drive enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost; when connected to a Windows Vista-based system’s USB 2.0 port, the Windows Vista AutoPlay dialog box will offer the option of using the device for Windows ReadyBoost.
While adding system memory is the best way to increase performance, Windows ReadyBoost allows one’s system to utilize a memory source in addition to DRAM for processing data and applications. For instance, if a notebook has a maximum memory capacity of 1 GB installed, Windows ReadyBoost allows for usage of a Flash memory device, such as DataTraveler ReadyFlash as a more responsive storage medium for Windows ReadyBoost cache.
– Capacities: 1 GB, 2 GB
– Dimensions: 2.67″ x 0.829″ x 0.355″ (67.7mm x 20.8mm x 9.0mm)
– Windows ReadyBoost performance: Exceeds the minimum Windows ReadyBoost performance requirements
– Convenient: Pocket-sized for easy transportability
– Simple: Just plug into a USB 2.0 port
– Guaranteed: Five-year warranty