Mass production of Samsung 64GB SSD starts

Samsung announced its 1.8-inch 64GB SSD (solid state drive) back in March. Now comes word that mass production has begun. The 64GB SSD consists of 64 eight Gigabit (Gb) single-level cell flash memory chips. Use of 51nm process technology permits fabrication of much smaller components, with each chip having circuitry 1/2500th the width of a human hair.

SSDs provide a number of benefits over traditional hard drives. These include reduced power consumption, faster read and write speeds, reduced weight and improved reliability (due to the lack of mechanical parts).

Samsung does not reveal any pricing information but you can expect to pay a significant premium over a hard drive of the same capacity.

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