Intel has announced a low-cost, NAND-flash-based SSD (solid state drive). The Z-P230 uses a parallel ATA (PATA) interface to save power in mobile devices, and sells for $25 in a 4GB version, or $45 for 8GB. A 16GB version will be available in the fourth quarter.
Intel first announced plans to market SSDs with its low-power Intel Architecture parts back in December. Today, Intel released the following features and specifications for the Z-P230.
- Capacity -- 4GB and 8GB, with 16GB available in Q4
- Dimensions -- 2.1 x 1.5 x 0.15 inches (54 x 38 x 4mm)
- Weight -- 0.35 ounces (10g)
- Parallel-ATA (IDE)
- NAND devices -- Intel MD516
- Read throughput -- 35MB/sec. (max)
- Write throughput -- 7MB/sec. (max)
- Power consumption -- typical idle, 1.65mW; typical operating, 314mW
- MTBF -- 1,000,000 hours
- Voltage -- 3.3V
- Operating temperature -- 0 to 70 deg. C
- Shock tolerance -- 600G (2ms)
- RoHS compliant