Saturday, August 16th 2008

Intel to Debut Ultra-Fast 180GB SSDs Next Week at IDF

Trying to keep up with the competition in the eyes of Micron and its recently introduced RealSSD drives, Intel declared readiness to debut new SSDs too during IDF next week. With the SSD market heating up, Intel's new storage agents will offer bumped read/write speeds and double the SSD storage capacity we're used to see. The drives will be available in 1.8" and 2.5" format factors and offer a bandwidth of 240 MB/s read and 70-170 MB/s write. Capacities will range from 32GB and 64GB to the rather unusual 80GB and 160GB. No pricing information is available, but big toys always come with a price so don't expect them to be cheap.

Source: TG Daily, Expreview
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23 Comments on Intel to Debut Ultra-Fast 180GB SSDs Next Week at IDF

#1
tkpenalty
240.... crazy, thats almost enough to saturate the SATAII bus.
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#2
truehighroller1
Unless they are $100 and faster then regular drives they will never get bought by me.
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64GB SSD's cost upwards of £150 here, imagine how much 160GB will cost :shadedshu
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magibeg
by: kyle2020
64GB SSD's cost upwards of £150 here, imagine how much 160GB will cost :shadedshu
It'll be expensive now but eventually it will be driven down to the common consumer, probably starting with notebooks.
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lets hope so!
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#6
lemonadesoda
Stupid Expreview sticking their logo all over the important data.

Notice the power requirements of the Enterprise 240/170 MB/s edition compared with the consumer version. I also suspect the info is incorrect: I doubt the enterprise and consumer versions will have identical read rates, and if you look at the slide, the "took out the 1" to turn 170W into 70W.

I suspect slapdash slide with some inaccuracies. Nonetheless, Intel getting in with a speedy SSD will help get prices down and volumes up.
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#7
substance90
I would be interested in such news when it`s about price cuts, not increase of capacity or speed ;) That would be real NEWS, not just some facts, nobody cares about. Come on, how many people will buy a 160GB harddrive for 2k bucks?!
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by: substance90
I would be interested in such news when it`s about price cuts, not increase of capacity or speed ;) That would be real NEWS, not just some facts, nobody cares about. Come on, how many people will buy a 160GB harddrive for 2k bucks?!
Exactly. The consumer needs just the raw facts and the price. until they come down to say 100GB for $150 say, no one will be that interested.
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Weer
by: kyle2020
Exactly. The consumer needs just the raw facts and the price. until they come down to say 100GB for $150 say, no one will be that interested.
That's not true. Some people would, as always. Look at the freaks who bought 280GTX Tri-SLi on the day the card was released. And the rest, will either cave in when it costs just a single arm, or by the time they can afford it, it would have become their golden eagle. It seems that in this life - everybody wins. :)
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#10
lemonadesoda
I think a sweet spot for SSD for enthusiasts will be $100 for 32GB, with 100MB/s+ read and write. That way I think we would ALL buy one for our main OS/pagefile drive, and use a regular 1TB SATA for all our data and rips.
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#11
Jizzler
One? Shoot, get them down to $100 and I'll get 4 :)
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#12
Hayder_Master
by: Jizzler
One? Shoot, get them down to $100 and I'll get 4 :)
agree :toast:
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#13
ShiBDiB
ill buy one in 3 years when every1s moved onto the next big thing
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#14
PP Mguire
Well you gotta think this way. When they first came out 64gig was like what, 8grand? I saw the OCZ Core SSD 64gig for like 225 bucks not to long ago. Now that Core2 is out thats probably cheaper.
240.... crazy, thats almost enough to saturate the SATAII bus.
Hardly.
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#15
PCpraiser100
Now the leading processor manufacturer is joining the race for the fastest SSD. This is going to be interesting. BTW does anyone know a guy that has put two SSDs on RAID 0?
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by: PCpraiser100
Now the leading processor manufacturer is joining the race for the fastest SSD. This is going to be interesting. BTW does anyone know a guy that has put two SSDs on RAID 0?
is that even possible?
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#19
WhiteLotus
I'm going to wait for these to come down. I see no point in spending xxxxxx amount of money on things when I can wait for a few years and get them as cheap as a regular drive is now.
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#20
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Unless you are rich or just like being broke all the time, these arent worth buying.
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#21
candle_86
by: tkpenalty
240.... crazy, thats almost enough to saturate the SATAII bus.
how so SATA II is 3gb/s not 300mb/s. It doesn't come close to SATA II.
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#22
Eliranos
plz plz make it in a reasonable price and i promise to buy 2 and to make 10 of my friends to buy 2 each deal ?
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#23
PP Mguire
how so SATA II is 3gb/s not 300mb/s. It doesn't come close to SATA II.
Thats why i said hardly. I think the point might have been taken.
I think people are forgetting how these pwn mechanical drives. Burst speed = sustained speed.
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