The world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, Samsung has officially announced that it has begun mass production of 1.8 and 2.5-inch (multi-level cell) MLC-based SSD (solid state drives) with 64 and 128GB storage capacity, maintaining Samsung’s position as the world’s leading producer of SSDs.

“With the 64GB and 128GB MLC SSDs, we are satisfying the density requirements of most business users and many PC enthusiasts, who will appreciate not only the performance gains and added reliability, but also the more attractive pricing,” said Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

According to the company, “The Samsung MLC-based SSD has a write speed of 70MB/s and a read speed of 90MB/s – performance levels that approach those of single-level-cell (SLC)-based SSDs now in mass production. Moreover, the new 128GB SSD will last approximately 20 times longer than the generally accepted 4-5 year life span of a notebook PC hard drive.”