Samsung Announces 1.8”-Type 64GB Flash-based SSD

Samsung 1.8�-Type 64GB Flash-based Solid State Drive

Samsung has announced a 1.8″-type 64GB flash-based solid state drive that’s a drop-in replacement for tiny hard disk drives in mobile devices like UMPCs, portable media players, mobile phones and MP3 players. It is also becoming a viable solution for personal navigation systems and digital camcorders, even network servers.

Samsung said 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 company added that flash-SSD 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.

The new 1.8” 64GB SSD performs much faster with a read speed of 64MBps and write speed of 45MBps. Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8”-type 64GB flash-SSD in the second quarter of this year.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.