By Andrew Liszewski
In March of last year Samsung introduced a 32GB PATA SSD, which was followed by a 64GB SATA I version a year later. (March 2007) Well the company is now introducing a SATA II version of their 64GB SSD which not only promises faster read and write times, but less power usage as well.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, has become the first in the industry to sample 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch 64Gigabyte (GB) solid state drives (SSD) with a super-fast SATA (Serial ATA) II/native SATA interface. With a sequential write speed of 100Megabyte per second (MBps) and sequential read speed of 120MBps, the SATA II SSD is poised to expand the market for solid state drives from notebook PCs to corporate servers and other high-performance storage applications.
While 64GB doesn’t seem that impressive given the terabyte-sized hard-drives we now enjoy, I can also remember a time in the not-too-distant past when I couldn’t imagine filling up the massive 1.6GB drive on my first PC.