Samsung 128GB SSDs Hit Mass Production
Samsung announced its 128GB solid state drive back in January, and has now announced that the drives have now gone into volume production. They use multi-level cell technology, which is cheaper than the alternative single-level cell, but Samsung are claiming read speeds of 90MB/s and write speeds of 70MB/s, which competes in performance terms. Samsung are also touting the long life and low power consumption (0.5 watts active and 0.2 watts standby) of the drives. A quote from the Samsung Semiconductor VP of marketing also notes "more attractive pricing", but actual pricing figures for the drives aren't mentioned. I would suspect they still won't be low enough for the wide spread adoption that many people are hoping for.