Samsung Announces 256GB SSD

Samsung recently announced a 256GB SSD, the MLC-flash SATA II drive has speeds of 200MBps read and 160MBps sequential write.

Samsung claims that this is the largest capacity SSD with a SATA II interface, they are also stating mean time before failures of 1 million hours. Power consumption is down to 0.9 watts in “active mode.”

The drives will be available in September with a 1.8″ version due in Q4.

No word on pricing yet but expect this to be quite an expensive little drive. I’m not sure who would really spring for one of these, unless there are some high end video professionals out there that need 160MBps write speeds.


SD to 2.5″ Solid State Disk, DIY Kit

Want to get your hands on one of those new fancy SSD but have a DIY side? well now you can buy yourself 2 or 4 SD cards and this SSD kit and you can have yourself your very own Solid State Disk. With a full capacity of 4 2GB SD cards you can have yourself 8GB of storage.

I have found though that if you can live without building the thing yourself with your own SD cards you can buy yourself a 16GB version for about the same price.

Sandisk Solid State Hard Drive

Sandisk is releasing a solid state hard drive it will be a 32GB drive and will cost about $600. They are saying 2 million hours as mean time before failure.

Having a 62MB per second sustained read rate it is fairly fast, It also is said to only use .4 watts of power compared to 1 watt of power of a standard hard drive. The drive is available to OEM builders right now.