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#1 sdy284

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:02 AM

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DailyTech reported on Samsung's latest advances in Flash Solid-State Disks (SSDs) yesterday. Samsung announced that it had developed new 50 nanometer 16Gb NAND flash memory chips that provide 100% faster read speeds and 150% faster write speeds. The announcement sparked a lot of interest from consumers looking for larger and faster offerings than Samsung's current 32GB Flash SSD drive.

SanDisk today entered the SSD fray with a 32GB drive of its own. The 1.8" SanDisk SSD Ultra ATA 5000 drive uses patented TrueFFS flash management technology and has a 2 million hour MTBF. The drive has no moving parts, so it is completely silent and weighs less than traditional 1.8" mobile hard drives. The drive also consumes 0.4W of power when active versus 1.0W for a traditional mobile hard drive.

When it comes to performance, the SanDisk SSD Ultra ATA 5000 offers sustained reads of 62MB/sec and can complete random reads at 7300 IOPS (512-byte file size). The drive can boot Windows Vista Enterprise on a notebook in 35 seconds and has an average access time of 0.12 ms.


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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:38 AM

man I need one of these for my laptop! :lol:
whats the price tag like?

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:13 AM

not too bad. I can't wait to see what the future of hard disks is going to be like.

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:24 AM

The 1.8" SanDisk SSD Ultra ATA 5000 drive uses patented TrueFFS flash management technology and has a 2 million hour MTBF.

LOL @ calling it FFS!!! :P

When it comes to performance, the SanDisk SSD Ultra ATA 5000 offers sustained reads of 62MB/sec and can complete random reads at 7300 IOPS (512-byte file size). The drive can boot Windows Vista Enterprise on a notebook in 35 seconds and has an average access time of 0.12 ms.

What's the average sustained read speed of a decent 7200 drive? 25MB/sec or so? So roughly 2.5x faster? Not too shabby, once the price comes down. 16GB could easily hold an OS install and quite a few of your favorite games.
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:37 AM

LOL @ calling it FFS!!! :P
What's the average sustained read speed of a decent 7200 drive? 25MB/sec or so? So roughly 2.5x faster? Not too shabby, once the price comes down. 16GB could easily hold an OS install and quite a few of your favorite games.


Although games, but considering this is for laptops, most people won't be gaming. So 16GB would be decent size to have for office / home use.
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