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Dec 29, 2010

Intel's 310 Series SSDs Are an Eighth the Size of Their Predecessors

SSDs are great, and they're getting smaller all the time. A lot smaller. Intel's teeny new 310 Series SSDs deliver the same performance as the x25s that came before them, but they're just an eighth the size.

The new drives, intended for notebooks, tablets, and rugged industrial and military devices, are 51mm-by-30mm and a mere 5mm thick.

Lenovo's signed the 310 up for their next-generation ThinkPads, and DRS Technology's planning on sliding the 310 in a tablet next year. Intel's shipping drives to OEMs in 1000-unit quantities in two capacities: 40GB ($99) and 80GB ($179). They say it's the first salvo in a wave of new solid state drives they'll be firing off next year, to which I say bring it on. The smaller and the faster the better.



16 comments:

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Small objects of desire.

Peacock said...

That is redonculous. Whoa. Seriously... Technology is getting so insane these days.

Max said...

Technology expands at an amazing rate.

applecider said...

next thing you know, these stuff will be the size of a pea

mrecan said...

they are easily lost. nice tactic to sale more

MrRager! said...

Thats awesome :D intel is leading the way to the future. their new processors are amazing.

Les said...

I can remember having to use floppy disks to move information around, now look at what we can store in such a small space. It's insane.

Mister Sharaf said...

tech is too fast

Monster Madness said...

Cool, that's progress :)

Tannebaum said...

way cool bro!

DDX said...

Nice, time to upgrade the notebook

erics said...

that's tiny as. towers will soon be smaller than speaker methinks.

ImmaFrog said...

so damn small!

Sinisa said...

I want one :-)

invagrantly said...

i want an array of these!

kkazzamm said...

Just waiting on while not true price parity at least price competition with standard sata drives. I am so tempted to buy an SSD for my wifes pc if nothing else. tired of hearing "its so slow"