Intel has just released its Solid State Drive 310 Series that basically offers similar performance to the well-established X25M SSD but in a much smaller form factor : 1/8th of the X25M size. Intel envisions its customers using this new SSD 310 Series for things like embedded apps (small, autonomous computers), industrial and military purposes. However, it could very well make its way to the consumer market, as this kind of size reduction is just too good to not be -at least- “considered”. Lenovo has already selected this new product, according to Tom Butler, director of ThinkPad product marketing:
“The Intel SSD 310 series will allow us to provide the advantages of a full-performance Intel SSD paired with the storage of a hard disk drive in a small, dual-drive system,”
But that’s not it: Intel plans to introduce more products like that in the near future: “The Intel SSD 310 Series is the first in a wave of SSD products we will introduce throughout the next year” says Tom Rampone, Intel vice president and general manager of Intel’s NAND Solutions Group.
we’re not sure what the retail price will be, but the Intel SSD 310 is priced at $99 (40GB) and $179 (80GB) in bulk quantities. For more information, you can head to Intel’s official product page: