We have The Fastest SSD Drive, Says Samsung
Samsung claims to have developed world’s fastest solid state disk (SSD) drive. The new device features a 200 MB/s data read rate and will enter mass production by the end of the year.
May 27, 2008
The announcement was made at Samsung Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei. According to the company, the new SSD will have a capacity of 256 GB and will come in both 1.8” and 2.5” versions. A smaller 128 GB model is also on the company's “to do” list.
The new drive is based on Samsung's multi-level cell (MLC) and will feature a SATA II interface.
The new SSD sounds promising if one only looks at these figures. However, Samsung hasn't uttered a word regarding the price of the device. At present time, 256 GB 2.5” SSD drives are priced around $7000, a sum which is likely to turn away most prospective buyers.
According to analysts, Samsung's price strategy revolves around the $1000 milestone. However, hopes that the device would go below this price are thin. So don't make any plans regarding a storage upgrade.