Aimed at value segment netbooks and dual-drive/boot drive desktop set-ups
Intel has expanded its lineup of solid-state drives (SSDs) with the addition of 40GB X25-V Value SATA SSD that is aimed at value segment netbooks and dual-drive/boot drive desktop set-ups.
In a dual-drive configuration, the X25-V SSD is added to a desktop with an existing HDD and the SSD is loaded with the operating system and favourite applications to take advantage of the speedy performance which is nearly 4x faster than a 7200RPM HDD, the company claims.
According to Intel, the X25-V features 40GB of 34nm NAND flash memory. The non-volatile memory retains data, even when the power is turned off, and is used in applications such as smartphones, personal music players, memory cards or SSDs.
The 40GB Intel X25-V, which is priced at $125 for 1,000-unit quantities, complements Intel’s X25-M Mainstream SATA SSD product line that offers 80GB and 160GB capacities. All Intel SSDs are designed and manufactured by Intel’s own NAND flash memory from IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) and include a proprietary controller and updatable firmware.
In addition, the X25-V supports the Microsoft Windows 7 Trim function via the Intel SSD Optimizer. Also included is the Intel SSD Toolbox, a set of utility tools developed by Intel to help better manage and retain the performance of Intel SSDs.
Pete Hazen, director of marketing for the Intel NAND Solutions Group, said: “Adding the Intel X25-V to our existing family of high-performance SSDs gives our resellers a full range of high-performing, quality SSDs for notebook upgrades, dual-drive desktop set ups or embedded applications.
“SSD adoption continues to be one of the more exciting trends in personal computing, and this entry-level product enables users to enjoy the productivity and performance benefits of Intel SSDs at a new price point.”