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Intel to release its own SSDs later this year

Intel to release its own SSDs later this year

Intel's SSDs will arrive later this year.

Dadi Perlmutter said that Intel will release its own SSDs onto the market place later this year and claimed that they would deliver on the full promise of solid state disk technology, unlike so many of the drives currently on the market.

Perlmutter showed a demonstration on stage with three laptops: two with 65nm Core 2 Duo processors—one kitted out with a traditional hard drive (with a 7,200 RPM spindle speed) and the other with an Intel SSD—and then a third machine using a 45nm Core 2 Duo and an Intel SSD.

He ran through an automated video encoding task done in Sony Vegas and the difference in performance was quite astounding. The machine with the 45nm Core 2 Duo processor finished the task at a very brisk pace, and was closely followed by the Intel SSD/65nm Core 2 Duo combo.

The mechanical drive was orders of magnitude slower, as the two Intel SSD-equipped machines had completed the task even before it had started the actual encode process. Quite impressive, but details specifications of the machine were lacking, which makes me a little sceptical.

The drives themselves will come in both 1.8 inch and 2.5 inch form factors, while capacities will range from 32GB to 160GB. Intel says that the drives will help to increase system responsiveness and extend battery life at the same time.

We’ll be looking to find more out about the drives over the course of the day. For now, you can discuss these drives in the forums

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r4tch3t 3rd April 2008, 03:59 Quote
And yet no mention of how much of a hole it will put in your wallet.
Sparrowhawk 3rd April 2008, 04:02 Quote
Lets hope Intel getting into the game will lower the cost.
chrisb2e9 3rd April 2008, 04:25 Quote
more supply and more competition is a good thing for us.
Soon time to replace my aging ide drives...
Tim S 3rd April 2008, 06:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by r4tch3t
And yet no mention of how much of a hole it will put in your wallet.

those kinds of details won't come out until the product either launches or is very close to launching. :)
zelox991 3rd April 2008, 08:15 Quote
Nice..just don't be too expensive.
Jamie 3rd April 2008, 08:32 Quote
How do you test something to 1500G?
ZERO <ibis> 3rd April 2008, 08:48 Quote
You put it in one of those G-Force simulators or launch it to 99% the speed of light
Jar of Almonds 3rd April 2008, 13:16 Quote
I would've guessed a paint mixer... :P
Glider 3rd April 2008, 13:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
How do you test something to 1500G?

Drop it from about 1m high... It shouldn't be too far of 1500G deceleration when it hits the floor :D
Jamie 3rd April 2008, 13:59 Quote
I would have guessed something like dropping it, I doubt any centrifuge would be able to reach those levels.
leexgx 3rd April 2008, 20:07 Quote
its norm Sudden shock forces
DXR_13KE 3rd April 2008, 23:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
I would have guessed something like dropping it, I doubt any centrifuge would be able to reach those levels.

how about shooting it from a big ass cannon against a wall?
The_Beast 4th April 2008, 00:05 Quote
If it's from Intel it MUST be good :)


I hope there cheap :)
wuyanxu 4th April 2008, 00:08 Quote
saw this a few weeks ago on IET magazine.
Intel are getting into everything: SSD, graphics, micro-devices! only thing they are not into is casing and sound cards!
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