Notebook vendors will have a new choice of SSD brands to choose from now that Intel has released its new series of mini-SATA SSD drives, the 310 series. While the SSD controller is the same one found in Intel's existing X25-M drives, it's the first time that it has been brought to this tiny form factor. These drives have 11% of the volume of the usual 2.5-inch SSD. The 310 Series will be available in 40 and 80GB variants.
Tech Report - Intel has added a fresh line of solid-state drives to its growing portfolio of storage products. This isn't the long-awaited successor to the X25-M family, though. Instead, the new 310 Series brings the X25-M's controller architecture and 34-nano flash to the tiny mini-SATA form factor.
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