Today, Intel announced it's entry into the realm of flash hard drives with the introduction of the Z-U130. The Z-U130 will come in sizes ranging from 1 to 8 GBs and according to Intel, will have a sustained write speed of 28Mb per second; average magnetic platter hard drives sport write speeds varying from 30 to 75MB per second. Furthermore, the new drives will connect to PCs through USB 1.1 or 2.0 interfaces. Intel has also done some initial testing of it's new product and estimates the mean time before failure (MTBF) to be around 5 million hours for its new flash based hard drives.
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