Samsung today announced that its three solid state disk (SSD) drives have been officially recognized by Microsoft as fully qualified
After thorough testing by its Windows Hardware Qualification Lab (WHQL),
Microsoft has validated that Samsung SSDs meet all of the requirements for
storage media in a Windows operating environment.
Samsung's SSDs also enhance system performance. The SSDs have a data read
speed of 57MB/s and data write speed of 32MB/s, more than double the
performance levels of a 1.8-inch HDD. Moreover, the SSDs provide a
performance boost of up to 50 times that of a 1.8 HDD when servicing
small, random data "read" requests. Such faster speeds shorten application
program operating time as well as system boot time.
Samsung's new solid state memory solutions also enable longer battery
life. Their power usage rate in an operational mode is less than 0.5W and
in sleep mode just 40mW, which extends battery usage up to 30 minutes.
With no moving parts, Samsung's SSDs provide higher reliability with
greater resistance against vibration, shock, extreme temperature, noise
and heat emission.
Microsoft has certified a 32GB 1.8-inch sized Samsung SSD, a 32GB
slim-type Samsung SSD (53.6x70.6x3.0mm) and a 16GB small-type SSD
(56x48x3.8mm). The new sizes support the physical requirements of
The SSDs' substantial size and weight advantages are expected to further
encourage a steady adoption of SSDs into a number of PC applications, such
as in ultra mobile PCs, "ruggedized" notebooks and special industrial