November 6, 2007 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has become the first in the industry to sample 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch 64Gigabyte solid state drives (SSD) with a super-fast SATA (Serial ATA) II/native SATA interface that writes at 100Megabyte per second (MBps).
Designed for high-end PC and server storage markets, the drives combine a 50 nm-class, single-level-cell (SLC) 8Gb flash chip with a Samsung proprietary, high-speed SATA controller and supporting software.
The new SATA II SSD has a sequential read speed of 120MBps and a 3.0 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) interface speed - twice as fast as its SATA I predecessor – and needs only half as much power as the 1.9 watts consumed by hard drives now used in notebook PCs and only one-tenth the power consumed by enterprise-class 15,000rpm hard drives in servers.
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