Intel launches SSD for enterprise market

Designed for server, workstation and storage systems, the 32GB X-25E Extreme boasts read speeds of up to 250MB/s, with just 75ms read latency.

Intel today launched a high-performance Solid-State Drive [SSD] aimed at server, workstation and storage systems.

The Intel X-25E Extreme SATA SSD has a capacity of 32GB and boasts a mere 75ms read latency. It can achieve read speeds of up to 250MB/s and up to 170MB/s sequential write speed.

According to Intel, benchmarks conducted by the company show the X25-E can increase server, workstation and storage system performance a hundredfold, as measured in Input/Output per Second [IOPS].

The drives are priced at USD$695 [AUD$1,060] for quantities of up to 1,000. A 64GB version is expected to ship in early 2009.

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