Samsung 64GB Solid State Drive

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And now, reviews are starting to come out about laptops utilizing solid state drives. It’s a dream come true. Afterall, hard drives are probably the most unreliable part of a computer because of its moving parts. They are also loud and inefficient. But now solid state drives are starting to make their push into the consumer market. And Samsung is one of them.

Key Features & Benefits
Reduced Power Requirements
• No moving parts
• Super-low operating and standby power needs
• Extends battery life up to 10%
Fast Performance
• No spin up
• No seek time
• No rotational latency
• Sustained high-speed data transfers
• 60MB/s read, 40MB/s write speeds
• Can cut boot-up time in half
Reliable
• No moving parts to fail
• Greater resistance to shock & vibration
• Operates in extreme temperatures
(-25 to 85C)
Improved Operation
• Noise free
• Virtually no heat emissions
• Less than half the weight of conventional
hard drive
Supports Variety of PCs
• PATA:
• 2.5”, 1.8” (IDE or ZIF), slim
• 60MB/s read; 40MB/s write
• SATA (available Q4 07):
• 2.5”, 1.8”
• SATA 1 (1.5Gb/s); bridge chip
– In mass production
– 60MB/s read; 40MB/s write
• Native SATA 2 (3Gb/s)
– Samples in Dec.
– 100MB/s read; 100MB/s write
• Standard and module configurations

And here is a comparison chart of solid state versus magnetic hard drives:

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