Intel Branded SSD Thoughts

jammin - April 3, 2008 06:06AM in Manufacturers, Storage / Hard Drives

We know that Intal are planning on getting some high capacity SSDs out into the market sometime later this year, but now we have some comments from someone who has actually used one of Intel's upcoming drives. The fact that the feedback comes from an Intel company blog may mean a slightly cynical view could be taken, but if it is to be believed we should certainly be looking forward to the introduction of these could be hard drive killers. Knut Grimsrud, the guy leading the development team for the company's new high-performance solid-state drive was recently given the opportunity to put the technology through its paces on his own laptop. According to Grimsrud, he found himself surprised to be performing tasks which would usually bog his machine down with relative ease, and was disappointed when the time came to re-install his old hard drive. Genuine praise or clever marketing? I'll let you make your mind up on that one.