Solid State Hard Drive Versus HDD
"Intel's upcoming Santa Rosa platform for Notebooks employs something known by its code name as the "Robson" module, that incorporates NAND Flash in a solid state disk-cache design. Read about it here..."
Published: 2nd January 2007 | Source: Intel |02/12/2006
We're sure that most of you have heard of the new Intel® platform technology that uses non-volatile memory (Flash memory) to increase system responsiveness, make multi-tasking faster, and extend battery life - codenamed 'Robson'.
Early testing in Intel's labs shows that Robson technology on a Santa Rosa platform1 running Microsoft Vista (pre-production hardware and software) improves multitasking performance with 2x improvement in application load and run time as well as a 2x improvement in resume time from hibernation over systems without Robson. Robson technology also offers increased power savings-extending battery life by an estimated 20 minutes in lab testing. And perhaps best of all, these benefits may improve as the software and hardware are tuned for production release.
Systems with Santa Rosa and Robson technology are expected to launch in the first half of 2007.
Read more about Intel's Robson Technology here
View a Fuji Siemens video teaser here
If you were expecting more of a performance boost, remember the OS itself has a lot of influence on boot times as well. Vista's new Windows ReadyDrive technology should really take things to another level and not just with respect to boot times but disk access in general.
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