FUD Zilla found some slides at Asian hardware site Expreview and believes Intel might introduce its fast solid state disks at the IDF next week.
There seem to be three versions. The X25-E is the fastest model, this 2.5" drive has a sustained read speed of up to 240MB/s and sustained write speed of 170MB/s. Average active power consumption is 2.4W and idle power consumption 0.06W. The drive supports 35,000 4Kb read IOPS (Input/Output operations Per Second) and 3,300 4Kb write IOPS. This drive is designed for enterprises and has a MTBF of 2 million hours.
Then there's also the 2.5" X25-M and 1.8" X18-M. These drives are designed for mainstream clients and feature sustained read speeds of 240MB/s and sustained write speeds of 70MB/s. Average active power consumption is 0.25W and idle power consumption is 0.06W. The MTBF of these drives is 1.2 million hours.
Intel to debut fast SSDs at IDF?
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 13 2008 @ 03:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck