Intel announced its new Solid-State Drive (SSD) 310 Series, an ultra-small solid-state drive (SSD) that delivers Intel X25-class award-winning SSD performance, but in one-eighth the size. The tiny SSD measures 51mm x 30mm and is just 5mm thick, ideal for low-power, rugged embedded industrial or military applications.
The SSD 310 Series is based on Intel’s 34nm NAND flash memory and is available in 40GB and 80GB capacities. The drive comes in an m-SATA form factor and supports SATA signals over a PCI Express (PCIe) mini-connector for on-board, compact storage in single-drive netbooks, tablets or handheld devices.
With its rugged design, according to Intel, the SSD 310 Series has been chosen by DRS Technologies for a new ARMOR communications tablet PC to be unveiled at Storage Visions in Las Vegas. Already shipping to customers, the Intel SSD 310 is priced at $99 for the 40GB capacity and $179 for the 80GB version, both in 1,000-unit quantities.