Samsung intros 64GB NAND flash solid state notebook drive

Samsung has announced at its annual Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei that it has developed a 1.8”-type 64 Gigabyte (GB) flash-solid state drive (SSD). The new flash-SSD is based on an eight gigabit (Gb) single-level-cell (SLC) NAND, which provides significantly higher performance over conventional SSDs.

The read and write performance of the new SLC flash-SSD have been increased by 20% and 60% respectively over the 32GB flash-SSD Samsung introduced last year, meaning that the new SSD’s ability to outperform conventional rotating-media hard drives is even greater than had been anticipated.

Samsung says the company’s continued nano-technology migration is a key enabling factor in the continued market segmentation for storage media. Besides the use of the 64 GB flash-SSD for notebook PCs, 8~16GB flash-SSDs will become viable solutions for use in personal navigation systems and digital camcorders, as will hundred GB-level flash-SSDs for use in the server market.

The flash-SSD, a drop-in replacement for a hard disk drive, is a secure and reliable means of storing personal or work-related data. It uses instantly-accessible, non-moving NAND flash memory instead of the noisier, power-hungry, jarring-sensitive rotating disc found in conventional hard drives, allowing it to upload and download data quickly and quietly with minimal power consumption.

Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8”-type 64GB flash-SSD in the second quarter of this year.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Darren K.” for the heads up.]

25 Comments

  1. “Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8”-type 64GB flash-SSD in the second quarter of this year.”

    Ah, maybe that’s I typo that should read “…next year.”

    Could a NANDbook be far off?

  2. “Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8”-type 64GB flash-SSD in the second quarter of this year.”

    Uh, it’s already the third quarter of this year.

    On the other hand, I suppose Samsung could possibly have a strange fiscal quarter system which doesn’t begin in January.

  3. “Samsung says the company’s continued nano-technology migration is a key enabling factor in the continued market segmentation for storage media.”

    Isn’t Apple funding a big chunk of Samsung’s R & D with it’s large flash storage purchases?
    (I’m sure the two Zs help some.)

  4. Samsung’s Investor Relations Information:
    2Q FY2007 Earnings Conference Call
    date: July 13, 2007, 10:00 AM (KST)
    2Q FY2007 Earnings Release
    date: July 13, 2007, 4:00 PM (KST)

    Or maybe they have a special preview version of Time Machine.

  5. @R

    You mean like Apple? Q1 is the “last” quarter.

    Anyways: 1,8″/64GB. So how big are those 2,5″ babies? 128?

    Well, I just ordered 200GB@7200rpm/16MB Seagate SATA-drive for my MacBook.

  6. AAPL’s fourth quarter ends on Sept 30. The Christmas season is their fiscal Q1–it starts on October 1, just a few weeks away. Haven’t looked at Samsung’s fiscal calendar. Maybe the upcoming Q is their Q2? Or maybe they meant calendar Q2 of 2008?

    Can MDN clarify this??

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