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Samsung pushes out 64GB SSDs drives

Samsung has (opens in new tab) started producing 64 GB SATA drives in 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch format, a move that will certainly get prices to fall down significantly within the next 12 months.

The new drives will sport the newer SATA2 interface which will boost the SATA 1 version speeds by up to 60 percent, breaking the 100MB/sec write speed barrier.

The SSD technology means that the new drive will consume 75 percent less power while being between two and five times faster than conventional drives.

The drives are said to be more rugged than standard hard disk drive and should be able to withstand three times the amount of shock.

The 64GB drive should be available within the next few days as a $1000 option on most high end laptops from Dell or Alienware.

Samsung is expected to launch a 128GB SATA2 SSD drive by the end of the year at a cost of $2000.

Currently, 32GB Solid State Disk prices (opens in new tab) start from £124+VAT in the UK, which is fairly inexpensive at roughly half the price of Samsung's 64GB offering.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.