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Jun042008

Intel Z-P230 NAND-flash-based ultra-low-cost SSDs

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

Source:→ WindowsForDevices.com

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