Description:Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,, announced at the Mobile Solution Forum that it has begun offering a 32-Gigabyte (GB) NAND flash-based solid state disk (SSD) - marking the first time that NAND flash has moved into mobile computing applications. The 32GB Flash-SSD, which acts as a replacement to a traditional hard disk drive, is a sophisticated data storage medium for notebooks and other mobile computers. It uses instantly-accessible, non-moving NAND flash memory instead of the rotating discs found in hard drives; therefore can upload and download data quickly and quietly with minimal power consumption.
The Flash-SSD weighs only half as much as a comparably-sized hard drive, but reads data three times faster and writes data 1.5 times faster. The SSD uses just five percent of the electricity needed to power a hard disc drive and is noiseless. Its design is free of any motor or other mechanical parts. The commercialization of Samsung’s 32GB Flash-SSD is a historic milestone for storage devices as it marks the initial entry of NAND flash memory in the mass mobile PC market
• Capacity: 32GB
• Weight: 15g
• Speed: Read 57MBps, Write 32MBps
• Power Consumption: Off 0.1 W, On 0.5 W
• Endurance Temperature: -20~80
Source: Samsung press release