Intel recently announced a new addition to its award-winning lineup high-performance affordable Solid State Dries in the Intel X25-V Value SATA SSD, offering 40 gigabyte (GB) capacity, the drive is aimed at value segment netbooks and dual-drive/boot drive desktop set-ups to offer users the performance and reliability advantages of solid-state computing at an affordable, entry-level price.
The Intel X25-V Value SATA solid state drives can replace or coexist with traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and with no movable parts or spinning platters, SSDs are more reliable and higher performing than HDDs making faster overall system responsiveness.
With the affordable price point, consumers can now enjoy the benefits of an Intel X25-V Value SATA solid state drives by adding an SSD option to their current desktop PC in a dual-drive or “boot drive” set up.
In a typical and easy to setup dual-drive configuration, the Intel X25-V Value SATA solid state drive is added to a desktop with an existing HDD. The SSD is loaded with the operating system and favorite applications to take advantage of the speedy performance which is nearly 4x faster than a 7200RPM HDD.
Users keep their existing HDD as a means of higher capacity data storage while add SSD to the system to act as “boot” drive since the SSD accelerates boot or start up time.
For example, with 40GB of boot drive capacity, a user could load the SSD with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft Office applications and their favorite gaming application, and experience up to 43 percent faster overall system performance or 86 percent improvement in their gaming experience.
The Intel X25-V Value SATA solid state drive can also help speeding up operations such as system start up, the opening of applications and files or resuming from standby.
The Intel X25-V Value SATA solid state drive features 40GB of 34nm NAND non-volatile flash memory which retains data, even when the power is turned off, and is used in applications such as smartphones, personal music players, memory cards or SSDs for fast and reliable storage of data.
SSD benefits over a traditional HDD include higher performance, battery saving and ruggedness. Adding the Intel X25-V to our existing family of high-performance SSDs gives our resellers a full range of high-performing, quality SSDs for notebook upgrades, dual-drive desktop set ups or embedded applications.
The 40GB Intel X25-V Value SATA solid state drives complements Intel’s earlier launched higher performance Intel X25-M Mainstream SATA SSD product line that offers 80GB and 160GB capacities.
All Intel SSDs are designed and manufactured by Intel using its own NAND flash memory from IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) and include a proprietary controller and updatable firmware.
In addition, the X25-V supports the Microsoft Windows 7 Trim function via the Intel SSD Optimizer. Also included with Intel X25-V Value SATA solid state drives is the Intel SSD Toolbox, a set of utility tools developed by Intel to help better manage and retain the out-of-box performance of Intel SSDs.
Intel says that Intel X25-V Value SATA solid state drives are available in 40GB capacity and should cost $125/-