Thursday, April 19, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA's TESS Spacecraft
LG SmartThinQ Home Appliances Get Amazon Alexa Connectivity
Huawei Announces New Honor 10 Flagship Smartphone
Garmin Announces Connect IQ 3.0 with New apps from Trailforks, Yelp, iHeartRadio
Intel Open Sources the nGraph Compiler for Deep Learning Systems
Facebook Seeking to Hire Chip Designers
Regulatory Filing Hints at New iPhones
Western Digital Pushes Conventional Magnetic Hard Disk Tech to its Limits in New 14TB Ultrastar DC HC530
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > Intel D...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Intel Delivers First 34-Nanometer NAND Flash Solid-State Drives


Intel is moving to a more advanced, 34- nanometer (nm) manufacturing process for its NAND flash-based Solid State Drive (SSD) products, which are an alternative to a computer's hard drive.

The move to 34nm will help lower prices of the SSDs up to 60 percent for PC, according to the company.

The multi-level cell (MLC) Intel X25-M Mainstream SATA SSD is aimed at laptop and desktop PCs and available in 80 Gigabyte (GB) and 160GB versions.

"Our goal was to not only be first to achieve 34nm NAND flash memory lithography, but to do so with the same or better performance than our 50nm version," said Randy Wilhelm, Intel vice president and general manager, Intel NAND Solutions Group. "We made quite an impact with our breakthrough SSDs last year, and by delivering the same or even better performance with today's new products, our customers, both consumers and manufacturers, can now enjoy them at a fraction of the cost."

The Intel X25-M on 34nm flash memory is drop-in compatible with the current 50nm version and will continue to be drop-in compatible to replace existing hard disk drives (HDDs).



Compared to its previous 50nm version, the new Intel X25-M offers improved latency and faster random write Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS). Specifically, the new SSD provides a 25 percent reduction in latency, for quicker access to data, operating at 65-microsecond latency compared to approximately 4,000 microseconds for an HDD.

Random write performance increases twofold, Intel claims. The SSDs also deliver up to 6,600 4KB write IOPS and up to 35,000 read IOPS, leapfrogging HDDs which only operate at several hundred IOPS.

New channel prices for the X25-M 80GB are $225 for quantities up to 1,000 units (a 60 percent reduction from the original introduction price of $595 a year ago). The 160GB version is $440 (down from $945 at introduction) for quantities up to 1,000 units. The X25-M comes in a standard 2.5-inch form factor. The X18-M, in a 1.8-inch form factor, will begin shipping on 34nm later in the quarter.

Drop-in compatible with SATA-based HDDs and all operating systems, the X25-M will also support Microsoft Windows 7 when it becomes available. At that time, Intel plans to deliver a firmware update to allow support of the Windows 7 Trim command, along with an end user tool, to allow users to optimize the performance of their SSD on Windows XP and Vista operating systems.



Previous
Next
Windows 7 RTM to Be Released Next Month        All News        Philips Settles With Moser Baer and Imation
Western Digital Ships 1TB Laptop Hard Disk Drive     PC Parts News      Samsung to Begin Mass Producing 2-Gigabit DDR3 Using 40nm Class Technology

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Open Sources the nGraph Compiler for Deep Learning Systems
Intel Adds Security Features To The Core
New Kingston UV500 Family of SSDs is Company's First 3D NAND-enabled
Western Digital Releases New Gaming SSD with NVMe Performance
Kingston Introduces Entry-level A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD
Intel Core i9 6-core Processor Comes to Mobile
Intel Under Pressure as Report Says Apple is Designing its Own Chips for Macs
Samsung and Fujitsu to Establish AI R&D Hubs in France
Intel and Facebook Unveil Next Generation OCP Twin Lakes 1S Server
Microsoft Announces Project Denali SSD For Cloud-scale Applications
Marvell Introduces New NVMe Switch and SSD Controllers
Lite-On to Unveil New NVRAM Hybrid Solid-State Drive at OCP 2018

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .