Samsung Electronics is now mass-producing the industry’s first 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) at a whopping 64 gigabytes, making the high-density flash-memory-based drives suitable for widespread ultra-portable laptop use. “Flash-based memory drives represent the future of the laptop market” says Rob Enderle, principal analyst for the Enderle Group, told TechNewsWorld. “They pull less power and generate less heat, and you don’t have to shield them as heavily, so they result in a smaller overall form factor.” The price is still unknown, speculations going as high as $1.000. Notebooks using the new SSD should appear shortly after shipping begins and will likely focus on premium models, including those from Samsung itself.
Source: TechNewsWorld, Mac News Network