Intel 313 Series: the new cache SSD hybrid storage

All the technical details of this new range of SSD are finally known. It is not oriented disk storage, but SSD designed for hybrid storage.

Intel_SSD-313-serieIntel formalizes the launch of its new line of flash memory drives by opening the product page on its website and its technical declination "ark" for the 20 GB and 24 GB. The Intel SSD 313 Series come succeed the Series 311 and are specially studied for as disk cache and not in discs for the operating systems or for ultra fast storage for example.

They strengthen the interests of technology home of the skier, the TRS (Smart Response Technology). This new way of coupling a flash disk and a disk tray to power - in part - combine performance and time response of a SSD drive and important storage of a disk trays, as the last Hitachi GST 4 To disk.

The launch of the caster of Santa Clara strategy is clear. The TRS is complemented by two other technologies which will further strengthen the user experience faster by booting the machine and connecting networks wireless very fast and almost transparent manner for the user. The first is called "Rapid Start", could not be more simple to understand, and the second is the aptly named "Smart Connect".

The 313 Series to return to the new flash drives launched by Intel, will decline in two sizes, 20 GB and 24 GB. The 20 GB disk, announced performance are 220 MB/s read and 100 MB/s sequential write. The 24 GB "turning" a little faster writing with 115 MB/s but loses a little read since it is only 160 MB / s.

In this type of configuration, the life of flash cells must be the longest possible, more they will often sought to delay the read and write orders which must be then sent the disc trays. Intel therefore having its flash NAND SLC Series 313, and non-MLC, for longevity, because this type of memory accepts a number more important Scriptures for each cell. On a comparative basis, the SLC would average more than 100,000 orders for writing, while the MLC could hold only about 10 000.

Available in a package 2.5 inches or in version mSATA, these Series 313 have unique interface SATA II 3 Gb/s, which seems well enough for the announced performance and especially the use that will be made of these SSD. To be given, should pay $ 120 for the 20 GB drive and $ 140 for 24 GB or $ 6 /Go to the first disc and $ 5.8 /Go to the second. It is not given, hope that manufacturers did not benefit to increase the rates of the final machines using this technology.


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