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Intel shows off its working 80GB SSD SATA-II drive

It was powering an HTPC system behind closed doors
| Storage News | Posted: Jun 3, 2008 6:12 am

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 We just finished talking about Intel's G45 Express based HTPC that it had setup behind closed doors.


Possibly one of the reasons it was performing so well was the fact that it wasn't using no traditional hard disk drive, it was using an SSD.


Intel has been making noise of late about its plans to brin out an 80GB SSD this year followed by 160GB and beyond and at reasonable prices.


Today we go our first look at Intel's 80GB SATA-II solid state drive and we can confirm they are working and rather well at that. We didn't have enough time to run any read or write tests but at the same time Intel no made outrageous claims of speed.


Here's your first look at a real, live and working Intel SSD...




We got no details on pricing or availability.


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