By >Akihabara News Team
Samsung Solid State Drive Packaged in Industry-Leading Ultra-Portable Notebook PCs
Seoul, Korea – September 19, 2008: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced that its 1.8-inch solid state drive (SSD) is available in the recently launched ThinkPad X301 ultra-portable notebook in 64 Gigabyte (GB) and 128 GB densities.
The innovative ThinkPad X301 notebook is optimized for Samsung’s new DDR3 main memory and the latest Intel® Core 2 Duo ultra-low-volt processor, that together deliver approximately 20 percent better performance in the X301 over its predecessor, the ThinkPad X300 notebook. 1
Samsung’s 64 GB SSD is also an option in five more of Lenovo’s latest notebook PCs, available in many countries, including the ThinkPad X200, T400 and T500 notebooks and ThinkPad W500 and W700 mobile workstations.
“We are seeing a strong continuation of the push by OEM’s to have more PCs offered with SSD storage, which makes a lot of sense for those who can see its extended value proposition over the life of the notebook,” said Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. “The fact that Lenovo now also offers SSDs as an option in its ThinkPad ultra-portable notebooks is indicative of the growing popularity of SSDs as a viable storage medium in PCs overall.”
The Samsung SSD has a write speed of 70MB/s and a read speed of 90MB/s. With normal system usage, its performance with applications has been benchmarked at more than twice that of a 7200 rpm hard drive, according to PCMark05 testing by Samsung.
Samsung’s SATA 3.0Gb/s (SATA II) SSDs consume significantly less power than a typical hard drive, 0.41 watts when operating and 0.24 watts while in idle. This can result in up to 10 percent added battery life.
The SSD is also noiseless and virtually free of heat emissions. In addition, high shock resistance and long-term endurance make the Samsung SSD considerably more reliable than a HDD. Samsung’s mass production of 64 GB and 128 GB SSDs makes it the largest producer of high-capacity SSDs in the world.
1For similarly configured systems using PC Mark05.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. For more information, visit www.samsung.com.