Samsung Unveils Mini-Card PCIe SSDs

"Samsung yesterday unveiled a new line of SSDs sized almost exactly the same as a PCIe card."

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Samsung Unveils Mini-Card PCIe SSDs
The new Samsung Mini-Card PCIe SSDSamsung yesterday unveiled a new line of SSDs that has the potential to bring in a new era in the SSD market; the Samsung Mini-Card SSDs are sized almost exactly the same as a PCIe card. Designed for netbooks, the cards are about 80% the size of the typical 2.5in drives currently available.
At just 1.8in x 2.01 x 0.15in, the new SSDs are perhaps the smallest ones around. While the dimensions are those of a mini-PCI Express card, the Samsung Mini-Card SSDs feature a SATA 3.0Gb/s interface. This allows it to function at sequential read and write speeds of 200MB/s and 100MB/s respectively. While these might not be at the same level as other high-end SSDs, they are still impressive. Random read and write speeds on the other hand are comparable to other standard SSDs currently available.
The small size and high performance of the new SSDs make them ideal for netbook manufacturers to develop even thinner and lighter netbooks. The size also makes the SSDs perfect secondary devices for desktop computers with dual-SATA drive enclosures. Users can keep the integrated HDD as a mass storage device, while using the SSD to run applications.
Explaining the virtues of the new drives, Samsung’s product marketing manager Brian Beard said, “The drives could easily attach to the motherboard and don't need to be plugged special slots. They consume about 0.3 watts of power, compared to an average of about 1.1 watts for 2.5-inch SSDs.”
The only limitation of the drives is their comparatively lower storage capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Samples of the new drives have already gone out to manufacturers, though Samsung is keeping mum on the pricing side of things.
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17-06-2009, 16:33:45

Hi folks.

My mate has a mate who has a Gigabyte GA-8i848p-g socket 478 mobo.

Anybody happen to know if any old 478 should work in it?

Reason I ask is that it's having problems and wont post. Lights come on and fans spin but no post.. Expect it to be dead cpu or dead mobo. Can get some pretty old 478s for him to test but just want to know if they will work in it.

17-06-2009, 16:37:09

Theres two different power specs in 478. Dunno what the 848 chipset is but you'll need to try an old 1.75v chip and a newer, lesser vcore chip to find out which.

Or go read the supported cpu list i spose...

17-06-2009, 16:45:23

Just looked for that but couldn't find it.


17-06-2009, 16:53:43

i think i have a 478 laying around

17-06-2009, 17:26:14

I was being a knob... found the compat list.

Seems it'll support most of them no?

17-06-2009, 19:00:38

yeah it looks like it supports basically all of em

18-06-2009, 07:05:44


I was being a knob... found the compat list.

Seems it'll support most of them no?

dont you mean noob dude :)

18-06-2009, 07:30:56

Yeah I've got a CPU for it now... A 2.4GHz job.

dont you mean noob dude :)

18-06-2009, 07:35:27

It says it supports the willimette core so you should be fine on all chips.

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