Samsung working on hard drive replacement technology

By Derek Sooman on May 25, 2005, 11:30 AM
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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phantasm66 said:
Thanks to Jim Stickney who e-mailed to say there was a mistake in the article. I mistakenly refered to the devices as SDD instead of SSD. This came about because there is actually that mistake in the source article, but sorry anyway.[quote]By replacing current mechanisms with SDD, 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.For now, these SDD solutions are aimed at mobile systems used in industrial and military domains, but cheaper solutions aimed at home-users will also be available soon.[/quote]source: http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/computing/2005/0505251030.as
?A=SEC&S=Security&O=FPINJim, thanks for your mail, but I did find the tone a little harsh. Please try to be more polite in future. Here's another article on this story : http://www.nationalledger.com/scribe/archives/2005/05/samsun
_banking.shtml. [Edited by phantasm66 on 2005-05-25 15:54:33]
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