Samsung Electronics has developed the world’s first Solid State Disk (SSD) based on NAND Flash memory technology. The new SSD drives are designed for long-life, secure and durable mobile applications. Using 8Gb (Gigabit) density NAND Flash chips, Samsung can create SSDs with a capacity has high as 16GB (Gigabytes).
The SSD’s performance exceeds that of harddrives comparible in size by around 150 percent, disk read speeds are rated at 57 (MBps)MegaBytes per second and writes at 32MBps.
The 1.8-inch type SSD will be available in August, 2005 for sub-notebook and tablet PCs. 2.5-inch type SSDs that carry 16 NAND Flash devices of 4Gbit or 8Gbit density for 8GBytes and16GByte of storage respectively will follow later.
Samsung is pushing NAND Flash applications to expand performance and durability from digital still cameras, MP3 players, 3G mobile phones to portable media players.