Samsung 256GB solid-state drive expected in 2009

Samsung Electronics could deliver 256GB solid-state drives next year, quadrupling the capacity of SSDs it is currently shipping to PC makers, the company said.Samsung recently plugged 64GB SSDs into Lenovo’s ThinkPad X300 laptops, which only have SSD storage built in, said Jim Elliott, vice president of memory marketing for Samsung Semiconductor. The drive maker also […]

Samsung Electronics could deliver 256GB solid-state drives next year, quadrupling the capacity of SSDs it is currently shipping to PC makers, the company said.

Samsung recently plugged 64GB SSDs into Lenovo’s ThinkPad X300 laptops, which only have SSD storage built in, said Jim Elliott, vice president of memory marketing for Samsung Semiconductor. The drive maker also supplies the 64GB SSD available as a storage option for the MacBook Air.

Samsung is due to ship samples of 128GB SSDs in the middle of this year. The 128GB samples will only reach hardware makers, and Samsung will continue to work with PC makers like Lenovo and Dell to deliver SSD drives in capacities from 64GB to 128GB, Elliott said. He declined comment on when Samsung would make SSD drives available directly to consumers, or to say more about 256GB SSDs other than that they could be out next year. Samsung is trying to double SSD capacity every 12 months, he said.

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