Intel to ship 160GB solid-state drive in Q2

Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 02:24 PM |

It turns out that Intel is indeed going to be manufacturing and selling solid-state hard drives.  The notebook drives (the article says "notebook and laptop drives" but I don't know the difference) will start at 80GB and go up to 160GB and should be available in Q2 of this year.  No prices or anything on them yet.

March 11, 2008 (Computerworld) Intel 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 chip maker will
introduce 1.8-in. and 2.5-in. 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.

Intel had demonstrated the
high-performance solid-state drive prototype at the Consumer
Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. At the time, an Intel
spokesman said the manufacturer had not decided whether to sell the
drives directly to retailers or through laptop and PC makers.

spokesman said in January that the solid-state technology would be
shown again in April at the Intel Developer Forum, where some observers
said it may be officially released.

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