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Samsung is shipping mini-Serial ATA interface solid state drives for ultrabooks, the attempt by Intel to spark a Windows equivalent of MacBook Air thin notebooks into being. It has extended its PM830 range of 2Xnm class, 2-bit multi-level cell SSDs, with their 6Gbit/s SATA interface and 128, 256, and 512GB capacity points, by …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    they [iSuppli] know nothing

    it's happened too often. they missed their estimated data constantly in the area of tablets and mobile as too many others in the industry. whatever, keep on the wishful(?) thinking!

  2. trarch
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    Hardware-based encryption certainly sounds interesting. I'm guessing you have to enter the key in the same way as for conventional laptop hard drives.

    Would this mean that applications such as TrueCrypt are no longer needed?

  3. Nick Ryan Silver badge


    Surely I'm not the only one to consider that 32GB as "just a cache" drive is a bit excessive. Must be getting old ;)

    1. Goat Jam

      I Agree

      I have a 40GB SSD and it is more than enough, I keep the bulk of my stuff on a NAS, not some shitty, easily broken/stolen laptop.

  4. Voland's right hand Silver badge

    Quote: Hard disk drives don't have encryption as a matter of course

    Actuially quite a lot of the high end 2.5 inch ones do. The problem is that it has to be initialized pre-boot at BIOS level which puts it outside the control of the IT department as they have no tools to mandate it and force its usage in the field.

  5. Dazed and Confused

    Who wants a cheaper, better MacBook Air?


    anyone who thinks that have a big shiny Apple logo on the back of your screen makes you look like a cock?

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