Samsung Develops Flash-Based Hard Drive
Samsungs PC drive is the first of its kind to be manufactured using flash memory, although similar flash disks have been designed in other form factors. Drives using conventional volatile RAM by Texas Memory Systems, among others. Such drives must be continually powered to maintain their data, however.
Samsung has developed a full line of SSDs, the company said, including 2.5-inch models that will house up to 16 NAND devices for a total of 16 Gbytes, or the 1.8-inch drives which will house up to 8 Gbytes of flash.