Intel gets into the flash hard drive game

by admin March 12, 2007 at 5:11 pm

Intel announced today that the company is releasing its first entry into the flash-based hard drive market. The Z-U130 Value Solid-State Drive will be available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models and boasts sustained write speeds of 28MB per second. This is comparable to the low end of magnetic platter hard drives, which have typical write speeds varying from 30MB to 75MB per second. The drives are contained in a 3.5cm by 2.5cm package and connects via a USB 1.1 or 2.0 interface using a standard 2×5 USB connector.

Read more: Ars Technica