Friday, September 12, 2008

80-Gbyte SSDs provide fast access times, high MTBF

1.8- or 2.5-in.-form-factor drives feature 250-Mbyte/s read speeds

The X18-M and X25-M SATA solid-state disk drives are built with multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash and provide boot-up and program loads up to nine times faster than an HDD. The SATA revision 2.6-compliant 1.8- or 2.5-in. mounting form factor units come in 80- and 160-Gbyte capacities and target laptop, embedded, and desktop computers. Their typical power consumption is 150 mW average (PC workload) and 60 mW in idle.

The 80-Gbyte drive is said to have an MTBF of 1,200,000 hours, with up to 250-Mbyte/s read speeds, up to 70-Mbyte/s write speeds, and 85-┬Ás read latency. Operating from 0° to 70°C and RoHS compliant, the devices have controllers that feature a parallel 10-channel architecture.

The drives have been tested and validated on the latest Intel-based notebook and desktop platforms. (80-Gbyte version, $595 — available October; 160-Gbyte version available 4th qtr.)

Intel, Santa Clara, CA
Sales 408-765-8080

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