Samsung has announced a new 1.8″ 64GB solid state disk with improved read and write performance over its 32GB unit. Specifically, Samsung’s new 64GB SSD takes advantage of SLC flash and offers read speeds of 65MB/s and write speeds of 45MB/sec, compared to 53MB/sec and 30MB/sec. One of Samsung’s competitors, SanDisk, lists the read speeds of its newly announced 2.5″ 32GB SSD drive at 67MB/sec (write speeds were not given). Adtron’s latest SSDs trump both offerings, however, with read speeds of 65-70MB/sec and write speeds of 65-55MB/sec. Samsung expects that the market for SSDs to jump dramatically over the next four years. The company is forecasting that shipments will jump from 2.2 million units in 2006 to 9 billion in 2010 and expects sales to rise from $56 million USD in 2006 to over $6.8 billion USD in 2010.
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