Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said that shortly it would start to produce solid state drives (SSDs) aimed at ultra low-cost personal computers (ULCPCs). The devices promise to be small in size and low in capacity, but very affordable to manufacture, which would be appreciated by manufacturers of inexpensive computers.

Samsung’s new MLC-based SSD at 32GB capacity will read data (sequentially) at 90MB/s and write it (sequentially) at 70MB/s – performance levels much greater than low-density SSDs on the market today. The 16GB reads at 90MB/s and writes at 45MB/s, while the 8GB reads at 90MB/s and writes at 25MB/s. By contrast, SanDisk’s recently introduced SSD modules available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities feature streaming read speed of 39MB/s and a streaming write performance of 17MB/s.

Available in densities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, the new multi-level-cell (MLC) SSDs will be mass produced beginning next month.

Color me interested.