Market for SSDs in low-cost PCs exploding

The popularity of low-cost PCs around the world is driving “explosive growth” for SSDs (small capacity solid state drives), Samsung said Wednesday as it announced three new models of the device.

The market for low-density SSDs will grow by 57 per cent per year annually until 2011, due mainly to brisk demand for low-cost PCs, Samsung said.

The company said it will start mass producing three new low capacity drives — 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SSDs — next month. The storage drives are each about 30 per cent smaller than 2.5-inch HDDs, a small size normally used in low-cost PCs and netbooks, or mini-laptops.

The new SSDs will also run faster than older generation SSDs made for low-cost PCs, Samsung said, because they include high performance SATA II (serial advanced technology attachment) controller technology inside.

Samsung’s latest SSDs can all read data at 90Mbps, while writing at speeds varying from 70Mbps for the 32GB SSD, to 45Mbps for the 16GB SSD and 25Mbps for the 8GB SSD.

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