Intel: 160GB Solid State Drives Will Be Unveiled Soon

Intel Tuesday confirmed that it is close to unveiling a new line of solid-state drives for laptop and notebook PCs that will feature a storage capacity up to 160GB.

An Intel spokesman said that the chipmaker will introduce 1.5-inch and 2.5-inch solid state drives offering between 80GB and 160GB diskless storage during the second quarter of 2008. The spokesman declined to provide further details about the ship date or disclose the storage density of the drives.

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decapitator3690d ago

Wait, I thought certain notebooks supported over 200GB of HDD ?

bourner3690d ago

ssd are the next gen baby

socomnick3689d ago

Anyone care to explain why these new ssd are better.

TheWiseguy3689d ago (Edited 3689d ago )

1) Faster Boot Times
2) Faster Launching of Applications
3) Shock Resistant
4) Shot in the dark of SSD Failure...far more reliable than HDD.
5) Better Battery Life
6) Less Heat Expended
7) Less Noise
8) Doesnt slow down like hard drives do when filled near maximum capacity

....the only downer for SSD right now besides the price really is that its slower than Hard Disks at Writing Data....but definitely faster as I said at Reading Data, Launching Apps and Boot Ups. SSD is definitely the future. ESPECIALLY for notebooks.

jaja14343689d ago

Another downside is that they have a limit number of writes they can preform before they "crash." But it's some really high number though.

acertainkid1023689d ago (Edited 3689d ago )

If 2.5 inches come out do you think it will work for the ps3?

TheWiseguy3689d ago

When Apple pops one of these 128GB or 160GB SSD's in the MacBook Air...I'll definitely buy one.

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