The advancement of Solid State Drives (SSDs) employing flash memory is going on. These drives are not having any moving components. SSDs work in a cooler and quieter way. They are a more authentic choice than conventional hard drives available in the market today.
Intel has brought together the company with the declaration of two fresh SSDs. This technology will be based on multi-level cell NAND flash technology for laptop and desktop computers. The 1.8-inch X18-M drive and the 2.5-inch X25-M assure a lot of advantages. This includes faster overall system functioning, startup and resume times.
Intel calls that laboratory trials depict that the Intel X18-M and X25M boosts up storage system functioning. It is said that it is raised up to 9 times over conventional hard disk drive operation. This is credited to the SSDs power to take away input/output (I/O) functioning constrictions related to with hard disk drives. This successively helps increase the efficiency of Intel’s processors to its full extent. Both the X18-M and X25-M Mainstream SATA SSDs are in the market for sale in 80GB capacities. They are having 250MB per second speed for reading and 70MB per second speed for writing and 85-microsecond read latency. 160GB versions of the drives would also be available.
Within the incoming a couple of months Intel is also going to release some new creations. They are anticipated to bring in some productions of single-level cell (SLC) SSDs. These will be designed for the server, storage and enterprise environments. It will be introduced with the name of Intel X25-E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive. These SLC SSDs are configured to take the Input/output performances Per Second (IOPS) to their maximum level. This makes functioning to its higher level and lowering enterprise costs. Intel also says that an SSD-based data center will cut down gross infrastructure costs.
It will maximize the performance-per-square-foot to 50 times. This reduction of cost is made possible by the SSDs lower energy consumption, maintenance, cooling and space costs.
The 80GB drives are now ready to be delivered to OEMs for US$595 in a supply of 1,000. The customer products such as HP EliteBook 6930p notebook holding in the Intel SATA SSDs are likely to start shipping in the next a couple of weeks.
Below is the link of a video of Intel Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus Gordon Moore, in which they are talking about the affect of solid-state drive technology. You can download it to get more information about it.