The new 512 gigabyte (GB) SSD is said to give electronic data processing application designers “advanced performance and reliability for notebooks with premium value.”
It’s said to make use of a 30 nanometer-class 32 gigabit chip that the company began producing last November. The toggle-mode DDR structure together with the SATA 3.0Gbps interface generates a maximum sequential read speed of 250 Megabyte per second (MBps) and a 220MBps sequential write speed, both of which are said to provide three-fold the performance of a typical hard disk drive. At these speeds, two standard length (apprx. 4GB each) DVD movies can be stored in just a minute.
Dong-Soo Jun, executive vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Electronics, said: “The highly advanced features and characteristics of our new SSD were obtained as a direct result of an aggressive push for further development of our NAND flash technology, our SSD controller and our supportive SSD firmware.
“Early introduction of this state-of-the-art toggle DDR solution will enable Samsung to play a major role in securing faster market acceptance of the new wave of high-end SSD technology.”
The drive is also said to be power efficient as it contains a low-power controller specifically for toggle-mode DDR NAND. The resulting power throttling capability enables the drive’s high-performance levels without any increase in power consumption over a 40nm-class 16Gb NAND-based 256GB SSD. The controller is also claimed to analyse how many times people use the laptop and automatically activates a low-power mode that can extend a laptop’s battery life for an hour or more.
The 512GB SSD will begin shipping next month.