( Laptop ) - These SATA II SSDs from Samsung are poised to expand the market for solid state drives from notebook PCs to corporate servers and other high-performance storage applications.
Samsung Electronics has become the first in the industry to sample 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch 64GB solid state drives (SSDs) with a super-fast SATA II/native SATA interface. Samsung's SATA II SSD combines a 50 nm-class, single-level-cell (SLC) 8Gb flash chip with a Samsung proprietary, high-speed SATA controller and supporting software.
The new SATA II SSD has a 3.0 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) interface speed which is twice as fast as its SATA I predecessor. Moreover, the SATA II SSD requires only half as much power as the 1.9 watts consumed by hard drives now used in notebook PCs and only one-tenth the power consumed by enterprise-class 15,000rpm hard drives in servers.
Estimated pricing & launch date were not revealed.