Worlds Largest Solid State Drive Goes into Production: Samsung 256GB Drive
Solid State Drives (SSD) are the wave of the future. They replace the last moving part in your computer, your hard drive. Moving parts are bad because they make things slower and less reliable. It is unfortunate that the most critical part of your computer, the part that stores all of your data, is the most prone to failure. But with SSD’s you get a MAJOR improvement in the speed of your computer, more then anything else you can do to the system. And you will get a much more reliable system.
Samsung has just started producing the worlds largest, a 256GB, SSD hard drive. The Samsung SSD has a Max Seq Read speed of 220 MB/s and a Mas Seq. Write of 200MB/s. This is a big SSD drive, but compared to the largest mechanical hard drive at 1.5TB, it is only 1/6 the size. But with the speed of advancements in technology, mechanical hard drives have a limited lifetime left in them.
SSD hard drives come in two flavors. MLC and SLC. Basically, SLC is more expensive and generally write’s to the disk much faster then MLC but the new Samsung SSD uses the cheaper MLC and seems to be on par or faster then most SLC drives! Learn more about the difference here.
Learn more about Samsung’s SSD here