Thursday, August 14, 2008

Intel's new PCI-E SSD drives.. Any good?

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Key Features
• 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB capacity
• ATA UDMA4 support
• ZIF connector or Mini PCIe form factor
• Weight
— ZIF connector: approximately 11 grams
— Mini PCIe form factor: approximately 8 grams
• 1.65 mW idle power (TYP)
• 314 mW active power (TYP)
• Uses Intel MLC NAND Flash Memory
• Sequential read: 38 MB/s
• Sequential write: 10 MB/s

• Footprint
— ZIF connector: 38 mm (L) x 54 mm (W) x 3.2 mm (H)
— Mini PCIe form factor: 50.95 mm (L) x 30 mm (W) x 3.8 mm (H)

The ZIF version is currently used on Acer Aspire One, so we know how "good" that is..

If I compare the speeds to similar SSDs on Eee 901, Intel loses badly on write speeds...


Intel® Z-P230 PATA Solid-State Drive

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Anonymous said...

It's garbage.

Anonymous said...

Well, with that poor performance, they'll need to be really cheap. The MyDigitalSSD 40/20 get my vote for performance vs cost...

Anonymous said...

I hope this is not the '250MB/75MB' drive we've been waiting for..

It is not, but Intel's supposed to release newer SSD drives that will perform way better in 1.8, and 2.5" . I don't remember about 3,5".

Anonymous said...

Linus says:

Not 100% sure he's talking about this equipment, but ti seems relevant.

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