SEOUL, South Korea Samsung Electronics said Tuesday (Oct. 17) that three of its flash solid-state disk (SSD) drives have been certified by Microsoft for use in Windows-compatible peripherals.
Microsoft validated that Samsung's SSDs meet its requirements for Windows storage media, according to Samsung.
Samsung SSDs have a data read speed of 57 Mbytes/s and a write speed of 32 Mbytes/s, which Samsung claims is more than double the performance of a 1.8-inch hard drive. The 50-fold speed increase is expected to reduce system boot time and speed up many Window-compatible applications
SSD power usage rates in operational mode are less than 0.5 W and 40 mW in sleep mode, extended battery life by up to 30 minutes, Samsung claimed.
Microsoft has certified two versions of Samsung's 32-Gbyte, 1.8-inch SSD and a 16-Gbyte version. The new sizes support sub-notebook PCs, Samsung added.