High-performance storage for notebook and desktop PCs – now on 34nm NAND flash memory
Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) represent a revolutionary breakthrough that delivers a giant leap in storage performance. Intel Solid-State Drives are designed to satisfy the most demanding gamers, media creators, and technology enthusiasts. These new drives bring a high level of performance and reliability to notebook and desktop PC storage, at a fraction of the cost of the previous generation of Intel® SSD products.
Wait less. Do more.
Why wait for a traditional hard disk drive to spin up? Unlike traditional hard disk drives, Intel solid-state drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness. And for laptop PCs, the lower power needs of Intel SSDs translate to longer battery life and lighter notebooks. Higher performance with more durability means you can be truly mobile with confidence.
Better by design
Drawing from decades of memory engineering experience, and now on new, industry-leading compute-quality 34nm NAND flash memory manufacturing processes, Intel® Mainstream SATA Solid-State Drives are designed to deliver outstanding performance, featuring the latest-generation native SATA interface with an advanced architecture employing 10 parallel NAND flash channels equipped with multi-level cell NAND flash memory. With powerful Native Command Queuing to enable up to 32 concurrent operations, Intel Mainstream SATA SSDs deliver higher input/output per second and throughput performance than other SSDs on the market today - and drastically outperform traditional hard disk drives. These drives also feature low write amplification and a unique wear-leveling design for higher reliability, meaning Intel drives not only perform better - they last longer.
Two options. No worries.
Intel® Mainstream Solid-State Drives are available in either 2.5in (Intel® X25-M Mainstream SATA Solid-State Drive) or 1.8in (Intel® X18-M Mainstream SATA Solid-State Drive) standard hard drive form factors. And all Intel Mainstream SSDs are tested and validated on the latest Intel-based mobile and desktop platforms for your peace of mind.
- by David_W @Sep 14, 2009
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This is the most important upgrade that I have made in recent years. Of course a better video card does improve gaming performance but what about regular software? SSD is really a revolution. My PC feels much more snappier. I bought a cheapo/high capacity hard-drive for my secondary drive. This is really a winning setup.
What an incredible update to my system! Installed win 7 x64 flawlessly. Using this as the main boot drive and core programs..from power up button to full windows 7 in 15-20 seconds. Fast backup and verification to my rdx backup drive. Once you have one of these, it would be very difficult to go back to a mechanical hd. Highly recommended.
I put this in a 2009 Mac Mini as a boot drive. This is an amazing upgrade. Small applications load instantly, while others that used to be pigs are much improved. Word 2008 takes 2 seconds, Photoshop CS4 takes about 5 seconds. A great improvement from the OEM hard drive.
Picked it up during the Black Friday sale. Once it shipped, I received it fast. Like less than 24 hours fast. This is the retail drive, so you also get the 2.5" to 3.5" adapter if your installing in a desktop. Installation is as simple as it gets and speed improvements are noticeable instantly. Applications load much faster. From Firefox to Adobe suite of apps, everything loads and opens up in no time. If you have a high end desktop but no SSD, chances are your holding your system back. When it comes to upgrade, it's not an i7 or HD 5970 that's going to yield the biggest improvement, it's an Intel SSD.
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