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Samsung Offers Enterprise SSDs

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced today that it is now mass producing 25 and 50 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives (SSDs) for performance-optimized server applications such as video on demand, web serving and on-line transaction processing.

Designed specifically for the enterprise market, the new Samsung single-level-cell (SLC) SSDs have about twice the random write performance of its standard 32GB and 64GB SLC SSDs.

Delivering the greenest” storage solution for data centers today, Samsung’s enterprises SSDs use 1.25 watts of power in active mode and 0.3 watts in idle mode. They consume less than 25 percent of the power of a 2.5-inch 15K SAS HDD, and provide the lowest possible heat load on a data center air conditioning system. In recent ‘green computing’ campaigns, servers with high-rpm HDD solutions have come under scrutiny for heavy power consumption.

“Our SSDs give IT managers the best in high-performance, high-endurance storage for servers, with markedly less energy consumption,” said Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. “Now being considered by virtually all major PC OEMs, the proven technology of enterprise SSDs provides a compelling combination of price, performance and longevity for many medium-sized businesses as well as large corporations,” he added.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.