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Intel X25-M 80GB SSD Review

Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 09:08 PM | Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcper....)

Intels new X25-M 80GB SSD is one of the fastest consumer solid state drives available - a technology that's commonly cited as being the future of storage technology. But at $600, this puppy isn't cheap. Is the technology actually worth it yet?

Alternate reviews at, Tweaktown, and Tbreak

Inventor of Magnetic Drives May Revolutionize Storage Again

Submitted by: Dark Volcanic @ 06:24 PM | Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | (url: http://www.nytime...)

"His idea is to stand billions of ultrafine wire loops around the edge of a silicon chip hence the name racetrack and use electric current to slide infinitesimally small magnets up and down along each of the wires to be read and written as digital ones and zeros.

His research group is able to slide the tiny magnets along notched nanowires at speeds greater than 100 meters a second. Since the tiny magnetic domains have to travel only submolecular distances, it is possible to read and write magnetic regions with different polarization as quickly as a single nanosecond far faster than existing storage technologies."

Racetrack is estimated at 10 to 100 times faster than DRAM, with faster reads and write times, as well as more data density than standard magnetic HDDs.