Samsung to release 128GB SSDs Page: 1 Samsung puts 128 GB SSDs into mass-production
One of the world leaders in digital technology, Samsung, are reportedly ready to enter mass production of 1.8” and 2.5” multi-level cell (MLC)-based solid state drives (SSD) with 64 and 128 GB storage capacity. Samsung has also promised that their SSD's will have an attractive pricing; and subsequently be within reach of more consumers. According to the source article, Samsung's new SSD's promise a read speed of 90 MB/s which puts it behind single-level-cell (SLC)-based SSDs and Western Digital's 3.5" Velociraptor
Samsung claims that the 128 GB SSD, which is built from 64 MLC NAND flash memory chips of 16 Gb each, is energy efficient at 0.2 watts in standby mode and 0.5 watts in active mode. Probably most interesting is the drive’s expected life: Samsung claims the drives will last 20 times longer than the average 4-5 years of hard drives – which would mean that the SSD is rated at 80-100 years.
Samsung's 64 GB and 128 GB MLC SSDs are aimed at “business users and many PC enthusiasts”, and prices should reflect this market. Just don't expect value PC pricing yet.