Intel launched a much smaller version of its Z-P230 SSDs (solid-state drive) aimed at netbooks and mini-desktops, the company said Wednesday. The new Z-P230 SSDs carry the same qualities as Atom. Netbooks are built to be small, lightweight, low-cost, and mobile, so the new mini-card-sized Z-P230 SSD is made to take up as little space inside as possible, weigh little, and extend battery life. The main difference between the Z-P230 and the company's Z-P140 for MIDs (mobile Internet devices) is a focus on low cost for the Z-P230s.
The Intel Z-P230 comes is already available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, with a 16GB version coming in September, Intel said. The 4GB version costs $25 in 1,000-unit quantities, while the 8GB version is $45 in 1,000-unit quantities.