Snap of Intel SSD

Crave has reported that Intel are going to release their own brand of Solid State Drive (SSD) and this is a snap of the pre-production model.

Knut Grimsrud, an Intel fellow who leads an R&D group responsible for developing new mainstream storage innovations, described in a blog the difference between using a hard disk drive (HDD) and an SSD.

At the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai, an Intel executive demonstrated upcoming Intel SSDs and said the chipmaker is on track to deliver SSDs later this year – rah!!!!

As we all should know by now SSDs are based on flash memory chip technology and have no moving parts.  Whereas Hard-disk drives use read-write heads that hover over spinning platters to access and record data. 

As SSDs have no moving parts avoid both the risk of mechanical failure and the mechanical delays of HDDs.  This means that SSDs are generally faster and more reliable.  The main catch is the cost: SSDs are currently much more expensive than HDDs.