Seagate Won't Do Flash SSDs, Waiting For Next-Gen Tech

Just last month we were reporting " Seagate to begin to switch to SSD » 11/06/08 5:03am 11/06/08 5:03am" and now company CEO Bill Watkins has said that that's not quite the truth. Seagate will indeed be launching an enterprise-level SSD in 2009, but will not enter the "mobile SSD" market. Whyever not? Because there's no money to be made there: "Right…

Samsung Tweaks SSD Design for Low-Cost, Low Density Drives for Netbooks

Samsung came up with news that it was going to make 128GB SSDs cheaper » 8/27/08 4:45am 8/27/08 4:45am last month, and now its saying that it's adjusted its production to also give low-cost, low-density 32GB drives. The SATA II drives will be just 30% of the size of 2.5-inch SSDs, based on the same muti-level cell technology as the earlier 128GB…

Samsung Starts Mass Production of Cheap 128GB MLC Solid State Drives

We 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… » 7/09/08 4:20am 7/09/08 4:20am

Toshiba Introduces 3 New SSD Flavors, 128GB is the Tastiest

Toshiba is throwing its hat into the SSD business with a new line of multi-level cell (MLC) NAND SSDs in three distinct flavors: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. They will also be available in three distinct form factors: embedded module, 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch drive enclosures. Expect 100MB/s peak read speed, 40MB/s peak write… » 12/10/07 2:50pm 12/10/07 2:50pm