Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 10:21 AM | Posted by kazouz
AppleInsider notes that Intel announced plans to support manufacturers in the emerging notebook market with its Z-U130 series of Value Solid-State Drives.
The benefits of flash drives over traditional hard disk drives include improved performance and reliability. The world’s largest chipmaker said the drives, which are based on NAND flash memory with industry standard USB interfaces, deliver numerous advantages over hard disk drive (HDD) or removable universal serial bus (USB) storage devices such faster boot times, embedded code storage, rapid data access and low-power storage alternatives for value PCs, routers, servers, gaming and industrial applications.
Rumors of Apple utilizing flash-based NAND memory in sub-notebooks started to heat up this month. It’s also possible that Apple could use these new drives in forthcoming iPods as Apple may be planning an all flash iPod line-up.