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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.

For more information about Samsung’s new 64GB SSDs….

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Samsung announced that a 4GB solid state disk (SSD) is now being readied for production. The SSD is designed to serve as a high speed NAND flash cache for notebooks and PCs in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

The device – compatible with Windows ReadyBoost, a new Windows Vista feature that uses flash memory to improve system responsiveness – enables users to avoid the hundreds of annoying multi-second delays they experience every day when moving within and between frequently used applications.

“By caching Hard Drive data using Samsung’s flash SSD and the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, a typical user will see performance gains that will make working with their PC lightning fast,” said Don Barnetson, Director, Flash Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

The Windows ReadyBoost feature of the Windows Vista operating system will intelligently populate the SSD with the data a user needs before they ask for it. It readies a user’s favorite applications and data in the background, accelerating everyday actions such as starting applications and switching users. When a user requests that data, rather than being limited to servicing 100-200 requests per second (as with a traditional HDD), Samsung’s SSD can service up to 5000 request per second, virtually eliminating data seek delays. The 4GB SSD can work in tandem with a hybrid hard drive, coming into play as a secondary source of cached data.

Samsung’s new performance booster can be located virtually anywhere on the motherboard and is connected through the ATA port. The flash cache compliments DRAM and because Windows Vista automatically compresses all data stored in a ReadyBoost device, the 4 gigabyte drive would, in practice, act as up to 8 gigabytes of user data.

The new device will also be used in separate applications unrelated to Windows Vista such as for special industrial needs.

For mor information about the 4GB Solid State Disk by Samsung…

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If you have thought that Sony VAIO UX180P Micro PC is an interesting and cool PC, wait until you see the new Sony VAIO UX90 (VGN-UX90PS/UX90S) that comes with solid-state hard drive instead of a mobile hard drive. There is also mobile digital television support (DVB-T) built in the new model…

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The VAIO UX90S comes with a 16GB flash-solid state disk (Flash-SSD) instead of the traditional mobile 30GB hard drive used in the previous model. The Flash-SSD allows the system to respond a few times faster than the VAIO UX50 (Outlook application load times drop from 9 seconds to 1.5 seconds) while also improving battery life up to 13%. The weight of the unit is just 492g or with 28 grams less than when normal hard drive is being used.

One of the big advantages of using solid-state flash disk is that the shock and vibration resistance of the device is much higher, because there are no moving parts like in traditional hard drives. Or with other words you don’t need to be extra careful when using the device on the go… 😉

Sony VAIO VGN-UX90PS / VGN-UX90 Specifications
Operating System: Windows XP Professional / Windows XP Home Edition
Processor: Core Solo U1400 (1.20GHz) / Core Solo U1300 (1.06GHz)
Main memory: 512 MB
Storage unit: 16GB flash-solid state disk
Display: 4.5″ WSVGA (1024×600) with XBRITE technology
Power consumption: 20W
Battery: Approximately 4 hours / approximately 2.5 hours
Weight: 492 grams

Sony has set a 209,800 yen price tag ($1,800 USD) and July 3 launch date for the new VAIO UX90 in Japan – nothing yet about the pricing or availability in other countries.


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