Intel Unveils Solid-State Drives - Z-P230 PATA

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Intel Unveils Solid-State Drives - Z-P230 PATA

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:25 am

I was just looking around the Intel site and I just saw that they have Intel Solid State Drives now shown! Looks like they have 4GB and 8GB versions right now and they have an IDE system interface. The Intel Z-P230 PATA Solid-State Drive is the only one listed, but hey it's a start. The product brief and datasheet are available for those wanting more information.

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The Intel® Z-P230 PATA Solid-State Drive (SSD) is an innovative storage solution for value mobile and desktop systems such as netbooks and nettops.

Four times smaller and lighter than a traditional 1.8" hard disk drive, and with the same industry-standard PATA (IDE) connector, the Intel® Z-P230 PATA SSD is designed to replace traditional hard disk drives in netbook and nettop systems.

The solid-state design means no moving parts, providing ruggedness that's perfect for mobile designs. And the Intel Z-P230 SSD's low power requirements translate to longer battery life.

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Re: Intel Unveils Netbook, Z-P230 - Nettop Solid-State Drives

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:34 am

Did a little more digging and the read throughput is 35MB/s while the write throughput peaks at 7MB/s.

I also found a higher resolution image here:

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Re: Intel Unveils Solid-State Drives - Z-P230 PATA

Post by The gonz » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:54 am

Ouch @ write output! Not even average but PEAK output is 7MB/s!

I suppose this is perfectly acceptable for mobiles devices. I can only hope this has a trickle effect on other SSDs as well. Time will tell.

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Re: Intel Unveils Solid-State Drives - Z-P230 PATA

Post by largon » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:35 am

I think these are for ultraportable devices rather than normal laptops - and, if I'm not mistaken, these chips have a PATA interface instead of FLASH.

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Re: Intel Unveils Solid-State Drives - Z-P230 PATA

Post by SAMSAMHA » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:37 am

maybe with Intel in the market, we will get a very cheap SSD soon.

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Re: Intel Unveils Solid-State Drives - Z-P230 PATA

Post by Zertz » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:03 pm

USB Flash drives are just as "fast" as that...

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