Intel has started shipping its 1.8in and 2.5in 80GB solid-state drives. The chip giant also reiterated its plan to release 160GB versions by the end of the year. The X18-M and X25-M drives use multi-level cell (MLC) technology, generally held to be slower than drives based on single-level cell designs. Intel promised it will …
..and the laptop ?.....
(come on, the suspense is killing me...)
Re: ..and the laptop ?.....
(missed using the humour icon... this may help)
£4 per GB vs £2.60 per GB for the new OCX Core V2. The OCX V2 boats 170MB/sec read against Intel's 250GB (not proved by punters/reviewers yet) but the OCX trumps Intel's 70MB/sec write with 98MB/sec write, plus it has a USB mini port for firmware upgrades.
I don't see how Intel will compete without a massive price drop soon after launch.
... is "write amplification"
@ Andy Barber
Write amplification explained...
Has been reviewed
Seems to be very good at database-type applications, not so hot for write performance. But look at the IO performance ;-)
Now to get the boss to buy a few for "testing" purposes...
YUMMY more competition in the SSD space, please!
the more the merrier..
bring it on, SSD's are about 5 years behind schedule, imo..:)
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