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Eee PC To Get "True" SSDs
Asus will soon be manufacturing Eee PCs with SSDs that finally utilize the SATA interface, with the controller IC manufactured by JMicron, as well as single-level cell (SLC) NAND chips manufactured by Samsung. Up until now, the Eee PC has been equipped with a PATA-based controller IC by Phison Electronics that supports SSDs with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND chips.
Most netbooks currently use similar PATA/MLC drives. Some manufacturers don't consider these to be "true" SSDs, as they don't live up to the potential of the SSD technology in terms of performance and stability. These companies believe that in order for an SSD to be a suitable replacement for the conventional hard drive, it must utilize the SATA interface and SLC NAND chips.
Will this change in SSD interface and chip type make Asus' Eee PC more desirable?