Samsung has just announced their new FlashSSD drives.
With a read speed of 200MB/s and write speed of 160MB/s, The 256GB SSD is supposedly 2.4 times faster than you regular ol’ hard drive.
SEOUL, Korea (AVING) — <Visual News> Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed its 2.5-inch, 256 GB multi-level cell(MLC) based SSD using a SATA II interface at the fifth annual Samsung Mobile Solution Forum held at the Westin Taipei Hotel.
With a sequential read speed of 200MB/s and sequential write speed of 160MB/s, Samsung’s MLC-based 2.5-inch 256GB SSD is about 2.4 times faster than a typical HDD. Furthermore, it is only 9.5millimeters (mm) thick, and measures 100.3×69.85 mm.
Samsung is expected to begin mass producing the 2.5-inch, 256GB SSD by year end, with customer samples available in September. A 1.8-inch version of the 256GB SSD is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2008.