Tag: solid state hard drives

Intel Now Shipping Solid State Drives


  Intel is now shipping their new Solid State Hard Drives.  The X18-M is a 1.8inch drive and X25-M is a 2.5inch drive for mainstream usage. The Intel X18-M and X25-M Mainstream SATA SSDs are available in 80 gigabyte (GB) capacities, with 160GB versions coming by the end of the year. "The 80GB drive achieves up to 250MB per second read speeds, up to 70MB per second write speeds."  


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Intel Set to Release Solid State Drives within a Month

  Intel Wants in on the SSD market.  Set to release in a month from now, their 160GB solid state hard drives are due to be in notebooks.  "The X-18M and x-25M will have an expected lifespan of at least five years."  The length of time is a concern as SSD degrade or literally destroy themselves with the read and write cycles.  Five years seems an acceptable usage time for the average user.  The read and write speeds of solid state drives should increase notebook speeds and decrease battery usage.  Looks for them next month.

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