Samsung has created a memory module intended to replace rotating magnetic media in computers from NAND flash memory integrated circuits. To make “drop-in” replacement of HDDs possible the solid-state drives (SSDs) have been designed with a HDD-style electrical interface. Samsung has developed SSD module of a 2.5-inch type providing a total of 8Gbs and 16Gb storage capacity respectively. A 1.8-inch type SSD coming later this year is set to offer 4Gb or 8Gb of storage capacity. The power consumption is less than 5 percent that of HDDs and the NAND-based SSD weighs less than half that of a comparably sized HDD. The SSD reads data at 57-Mbytes per second and writes data at 32-Mbytes per second about 150 percent faster than a HDD. The 1.8-inch type SSD will be available in August, 2005 for sub-notebook and tablet PCs.

Samsung has created a memory module intended to replace rotating magnetic media in computers from NAND flash memory integrated circuits. To make “drop-in” replacement of HDDs possible the solid-state drives (SSDs) have been designed with a HDD-style electrical interface. Samsung has developed SSD module of a 2.5-inch type providing a total of 8Gbs and 16Gb storage capacity respectively. A 1.8-inch type SSD coming later this year is set to offer 4Gb or 8Gb of storage capacity. The power consumption is less than 5 percent that of HDDs and the NAND-based SSD weighs less than half that of a comparably sized HDD. The SSD reads data at 57-Mbytes per second and writes data at 32-Mbytes per second about 150 percent faster than a HDD. The 1.8-inch type SSD will be available in August, 2005 for sub-notebook and tablet PCs.