Tag: solid state drives

Samsung SSD 64GB Review


  We had a few days to get to know the new Samsung 64GB Solid State Hard drive.  The first thing I noticed when looking at the hardware portion of the drive is how light it is.  Yes it has a nicely machined aluminum enclosure, but when holding this 2.5inch drive in your hand, you forget how light something can be without magnets, platter, and armature inside.  The drive weighs in at just 2.6oz, which is about 2/3 of a normal 2.5inch drive.  Now this may not sound like much, but when you add this into the sum of parts in a laptop, every ounce counts.  


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Intel Set to Release Solid State Drives within a Month

  Intel Wants in on the SSD market.  Set to release in a month from now, their 160GB solid state hard drives are due to be in notebooks.  "The X-18M and x-25M will have an expected lifespan of at least five years."  The length of time is a concern as SSD degrade or literally destroy themselves with the read and write cycles.  Five years seems an acceptable usage time for the average user.  The read and write speeds of solid state drives should increase notebook speeds and decrease battery usage.  Looks for them next month.

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