Taipei, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 21:45 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
27°C
Intel introduces solid state drive product line based on NAND flash memory
Press release, March 13; Ricky Morris, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 13 March 2007]

Intel has announced its entry into solid state drives with the Intel Z-U130 Value Solid-State Drive featuring NAND flash memory with industry standard USB interfaces. With advantages over hard disk drive (HDD) or removable USB storage devices, Intel's Solid State Drives deliver faster boot times, embedded code storage, rapid data access and low-power storage alternatives for value PCs, routers, servers, gaming and industrial applications, said the company.

The Intel Z-U130 Value Solid State Drive is the company's first solution in the Intel Value Solid State Drive family that will offer different industry standard interfaces and densities. The product comes in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB densities. With reads of 28MB per second and write speeds of 20 MB per second, this higher performing solid state drive is a faster storage alternative for common PC or embedded application operations such as locating boot code, operating systems and commonly accessed libraries, according to Intel.

The drives will also be used in a variety of Intel-based computing platforms, such as servers, emerging market notebooks and low-cost, fully featured PCs. In addition, it will be used in Intel embedded solutions for routers and point of sale terminals, said Intel.

Intel's Z-U130 Value Solid State Drive will be distinguished from other solid state product offerings by its extensive validation, including more than 1,000 hours of accelerated reliability testing, and is expected to meet an average mean time between failure (MTBF) specification of five million hours. The product can be integrated into original design manufacturers' (ODM) designs because of its USB 2.0 and 1.1 compliant interfaces, 2x5 USB connector and standard single-level cell NAND in thin small outline package (TSOP) devices. The company is also considering next-generation products that could incorporate cost-effective multi-level cell (MLC) technology.

Intel Value Solid State Drive (front)

Intel Value Solid State Drive (front)
Photo: Company

Intel Value Solid State Drive (back)

Intel Value Solid State Drive (back)
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Apple new iPhones to come with different time tables to avoid competition

    Mobile + telecom | 8min ago

  • Samsung suffering from infighting; may impact upcoming smartphone plans, says report

    Before Going to Press | 8min ago

  • Han's Laser and Goodfeel to attend Touch Taiwan 2014

    Before Going to Press | 19min ago

  • TCAS 2014: BenQ to promote short-distance projectors

    Before Going to Press | 41min ago

  • Digitimes Research: CSOT to see increased influence in AMOLED industry

    Before Going to Press | 1h 10min ago

  • North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.09 in June, says SEMI

    Before Going to Press | 1h 12min ago

  • Chassis makers doubtful about rumors Samsung to release metal chassis smartphone

    Before Going to Press | 1h 38min ago

  • Vendors partner with Wintel to release US$199-249 notebooks for 2H14

    Before Going to Press | 1h 52min ago

  • PTI reports EPS NT$1.96 for 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 2h 6min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi ecosystem keeps expanding

    Before Going to Press | 2h 36min ago

  • Google to incorporate NFC functionality into Android

    Before Going to Press | 2h 52min ago

  • Apple to become largest client for TSMC

    Before Going to Press | 2h 53min ago

  • Peak season TV demand expected to be flat on year

    Before Going to Press | 2h 54min ago

  • LCD monitor panel prices rise on tight supply, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 2h 56min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
MSI Global N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC
2014 global notebook demand forecast