One of the most anticipated SATA Solid State Drives (SSD) to come to market has been the upcoming series by Intel. During a briefing at IDF yesterday we found out some more details on these drives and actually have an non-working engineering sample to take home with us. Read on to see the features on the Intel Solid State Drives and see what they look like inside!
Flipping the drive over we see that the model number for this drive is SSDSA1MH080G15M and is an engineering sample that has no warranty. The drive had some weight to it, so we opened it up to see if it could be a working drive. With the cover removed by simply popping it off we quickly found that the controller chip, which renders the drive useless. It is highly likely that these drives were using a controller chip that was not used on the final versions. Rather than throwing away the internal samples they used for R&D they figured they could give them to the media..
Article Title: IDF 2008 - Intel Solid State Dirves and Inside The X18-M
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/774/1/