Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Samsung New 64GB Keeps Apple Fans Drooling

Yet another reason to drool about for Apple fans waiting for the next coming of the MacBook and those who dig solid-state storage: Samsung has released a new NAND drive and, unlike Intel, they have pushed it to 64 Gbytes this time.

And if 64MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes in a 15 grams, 1.8" low-consumption storage thingie doesn't have you drooling, I don't know what other Samsung thing will.

Samsung unveils quick 64GB SSD
Oh sweet mother of solid state disks, Samsung just birthed another. Their new 1.8-inch 64GB SSD not only doubles the capacity of their current offering, it's said to be up to 60% faster than their existing SLC NAND-based 32GB SSD to boot. Mass production of this 1.8-inch drop-in replacement for hard disks is expected to begin in Q2. Fine, but hey, Samsung, in case you haven't noticed SSDs are already plenty fast enough in comparison to the conventional hard disks they are meant to replace. So how 'bout bringing us consumers bigger and cheaper SSDs based on your new MLC NAND instead of your lickity-quick SLC NAND? After all, Sandisk and Toshiba are breathing down your neck on this one. Thanks for listening.