Intel Debuts Overclocked Solid State Drives
Intel has announced its latest line of solid state drives, the 730 series. These drives are offering an extra bit of power through a factory overclocked controller. The drives borrow technology from the "high-end data center solutions offering transfer speeds of up to 550MBps and IOPs random reads of 89,000." Intel believes the drives would be perfect for consumer systems where applications like gaming and video editing benefit from high speed data access. Intel claims that the drives will be able to write up to 50GB/s every day for five years, making the 730 series reliable as well as powerful. The 730 series will be available in capacities of 240GB and 480GB at a price that is expected to be around $1 per GB.