Samsung working on hard drive replacement technology

By Derek Sooman on
Samsung hopes that its NAND-based solid-state disk (SSD) technology will one day replace hard disks. The technology, which Samsung designed for notebook PCs, will start to be mass produced in August. SSDs require less power and have faster transfer rates than traditional devices, and are half the weight. Currently, SSDs are aimed at mobile systems used in industrial and military domains, but consumer grade devices are on their way soon.

By replacing current mechanisms with SSD, the drives will have a five times lower power consumption rate, half the weight, reading and writing speeds of 57Mbps and 32Mbps respectively indicating a 150% increase and better stability and data protection. Other advantages include less heating and no noise.

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