Intel unveils new ultra-compact SSD 310

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Intel unveils new ultra-compact SSD 310.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/12/nVwrYA.jpg[/newsimage]Just in time for the New Year, Intel has unveiled an ultra-compact Solid State Drive (SSD) that is merely one-eighth of the size of their X25 SATA line.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/intel-unveils-new-ultra-compact-ssd-310-38295/](http://www.myce.com/news/intel-unveils-new-ultra-compact-ssd-310-38295/)


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#2

The 40gb is already in-stock and offered for sale at Newegg for $99.99

the 80gb is pictured but “out of Stock”

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008120+600095832&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=636&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

I have an unused Mini-PCI slot in my notebook…

Right between my “N” WiFi card and the Intel Turbo Memory “Flash Cache” card…

Then again one of those 40gb cards would make a dandy replacement for my Flash Cache card…

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#3

I just got a notification e-mail from Newegg, they have the 80gb drive/card in stock, $189.

They probably won’t last long…

They’ve already announced that they don’t have as many as they have people who have signed up to be notified when it’s in stock.

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[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2568157]I just got a notification e-mail from Newegg, they have the 80gb drive/card in stock, $189.

They probably won’t last long…

They’ve already announced that they don’t have as many as they have people who have signed up to be notified when it’s in stock.

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And not to menting burning a massive hole in one’s wallet :sad:. HDD still rules over SSD in storage. It doesn’t take long to fill a 80G SSD considering today media files and video storage so one should take careful consideration when going SSD. You be spending alot for very little storage capacity. And if I go W7x64 Ult on a 80G SSD that program would take about 30G of the SSD leaving me with 40G plus or minus how they calculate capacity so now you see how all the money you spent did little to improve your storage capacity??? So take heed when you do go to SSD the latest O/S will take a big toll in space when installed. :sad:


#5

I think the point(s) to intel’s new Salt River SSD’s is that they are:

A) ULTRA compact being in “Mini PCI” (like a Laptop WiFi card)
B) NOT taking up a Drive bay, PC-card OR Express Card slot

And as the vast majority of notebook computers have an unoccupied
Mini-PCI socket…

these drives are quoted as being about the same performance as a 5400rpm Notebook drive (one would presume the peak performance of a HDD)

Frankly What I’d use one for is an ultra reliable backup for the OS install
on my notebook and essentially using it as an internal “Recovery” source
That unlike a “factory restore partition” would also back up all my personal setup and preference information… right down to website cookies.

So for my purposes the 40gb drive would be entirely adequate.

But I’m not entirely thrilled with the idea of funding the R&D of their newer products.

I agree platter HDDs are proven, generally reliable technology that can last for years.

SSD’s Nobody knows yet.

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