Samsung Starts Mass Production of Cheap 128GB MLC Solid State DrivesKit Eaton7/09/08 4:20amFiled to: ssdsSamsung128 Gb ssdmlcFlashsolid state driveMass ProductionStorageNewsGadgets30EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe mentioned it back in February, and Samsung has now come good with its promise, announcing today that it's started mass-production of 128GB SSDs. They're of the slightly slower but cheaper multi-level cell technology, with a read speed of 90MBps and write speed of 70MBps. And Samsung claims they'll have a life span around "20 times longer than the generally accepted 4-5 year life span of a notebook PC hard drive." It'll be interesting to see what this move does to the price of SSDs, particularly now that we like them again. Press release below.