Super-Charge Your Notebook or Desktop PC: IntelÂ® Solid-State Drives Now Available at Best Buy
Â• IntelÂ® Solid-State Drives to be sold in 800 Best Buy* stores nationwide.
Â• Move by tech retail giant will make SSDs more mainstream.
Â• Users can purchase an IntelÂ® SSD and upgrade their new or existing notebook or desktop PC for a noticeably faster computer.
Â• SSD pricing will vary by capacity, ranging from $129.99 to $229.99
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 22, 2010 - Intel Corporation announced today that its award-winning IntelÂ® Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are now available in 800 Best Buy* stores across the country and on BestBuy.com.
SSDs can replace or complement a traditional hard drive in a notebook or desktop PC and deliver noticeably faster computer performance when booting up, opening files and running software applications. With no moving parts, these SSDs deliver greater reliability and consume less power than conventional hard disk drives (HDDs). During the past decade, HDD speed has only improved 1.3 times, while Intel's processor speeds have improved more than 200 times1. This has caused a system bottleneck that SSDs can help solve. HDDs use a mechanical arm and spinning platter, which can sometimes result in a hard disk crash. An SSD uses flash memory chips and is 100 percent solid state with no moving parts. This makes an SSD extremely rugged, reliable and energy efficient. The biggest benefit is in performance, where an Intel SSD delivers up to 56 percent improvement* in system responsiveness for gamers, multimedia enthusiasts or anyone desiring to get more performance out of their new or existing notebook or desktop computer1.
"We think solid-state drives will become increasingly popular as people realize how much faster they can boot up and run their favorite software or work-intensive applications," said Jason Bonfig, vice president of Computing at Best Buy. "Our customers are looking for the latest and greatest in technology and entertainment experiences. Now they can purchase an Intel SSD and add it to a new or existing computer for a makeover that will improve their computing or gaming experience."
The IntelÂ® X25-M Mainstream SSD has 80 gigabytes (GB) of storage space, which can store applications and data or hold approximately 20,000 songs or 70,000 photos. The Intel X25-M can serve as a replacement for a hard drive in a notebook or desktop and has a Best Buy price of $229.99. The 40GB IntelÂ® X25-V Value SSD is priced at $129.99. It is most effectively used as a "boot drive" in a desktop PC where the current hard disk drive is used for storing data, while the value SSD gives a boost to system performance by storing the operating system and gaming, or other important applications, for much faster access and boot up.
"When you upgrade to an Intel Solid-State Drive, you see a dramatic improvement in your computing experience," said Pete Hazen, director of marketing for Intel NAND Solutions Group. "We've already shipped more than a million SSDs and consumers are realizing that SSDs aren't just an alternate means of storage, but a performance enhancement that brings a new level of responsiveness to their computer. With Best Buy selling Intel SSDs, we hope more people will begin to experience the dramatic effect of solid-state drive computing."
The Intel family of solid-state drives have won numerous awards and been top performers in industry reviews. For more information on Intel SSDs go to http://www.intel.com/go/ssd. Intel SSDs also can be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/intelssd, on Facebook at "Intel Solid State Drive (Official)" and communities.intel.com. Additional press information can be found at http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/ssd.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at http://www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.
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