Samsung presents UMPC and notebook with flash-based SSD

Posted on Saturday, May 27 2006 @ 16:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Samsung has presented mobile computers with flash-based solid state disks:
The Q1-SSD, an Ultra Mobile PC, and the Q30-SSD, a laptop PC with a 12.1-inch screen, both feature 32-GB flash-based solid state disks (SSDs). With no moving parts, the SSDs offer performance specs that hard drives can only dream about.

Samsung said the SSD reads 300 percent more quickly than a normal drive, at 53 MB per second, and writes 150 percent faster, at 28 MB per second. The company, which recently launched a hybrid hard drive with flash on it, said the SSD can "withstand about twice the impact that would cripple a regular hard disk drive."
The pricing is pretty high, $2,430 for the Q1-SSD and $3,700 for the Q30-SSD. Read on over at Sci Tech Today.

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