Intel's latest SSD for Netbooks, Nettops hits the market - Embedded.com

Intel’s latest SSD for Netbooks, Nettops hits the market

Santa Clara, Calif.—Intel NAND Products Group is introducing its latest solid-state drive product with the Intel Z-P230 PATA Solid-State Drive (SSD), a storage solution for value mobile and desktop systems.

According to Intel, the Z-P230 PATA SSD is a cost-effective storage solution designed to replace traditional hard disk drives in netbook and nettop systems, yet is four times smaller and lighter than a standard 1.8-inch hard disk drive with the same industry-standard PATA (IDE) connector.

The solid-state design eliminates all moving parts, making it more rugged and reliable for mobile designs. It also requires less power to extend battery life and enhance Intel computing platforms such as the Netbook Platform '08 supporting the 45nm Intel Atom processor N270 and Mobile Intel 945GSE express chipset, according to Intel.

The Z-P230 PATA SSD joins a family of SSD products from Intel and will come in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB densities.

Pricing: In 1,000-unit quantities, the 4GB costs $25; the 8GB part is $45.
Availability: The 4GB and 8GB products will be available in the third quarter of 2008; the 16GB will be available in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Datasheets: Click here.

Intel Corp., www.intel.com

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