The Intel 310 SSD (solid state drive) series of flash memory for laptop computers is designed to help speed up your computer system. When you replace your current laptop’s hard drive with the Intel 310 SSD, the operating system boots up instantly, and you no longer need to wait for the drive to detect and locate files. Plus, the equipment does not move, so it doesn’t heat up, allowing you to remove the current fan and install additional equipment. There are several different models of the Intel SSD 310 series, so if you are looking to upgrade your current laptop system, you need to determine if the new storage device is supported by your computer or not.
The Intel SSD 310 series ranges in capacity size, from the smaller 20 gigabyte size all the way up to 600 gigabytes. The smaller the drive the less expensive it is, although you are going to pay a considerable amount more for the solid state drives than you do a standard hard drive.
When selecting from one of the available drives, there are two different form factors to take into consideration. Most of the Intel SSD 310 series drives use a 2.5 inch SATA connection. This is the same as most other laptop computers. However, there are a few solid state drives that use an mSATA cable connection. You need to check with your current computer’s system settings before you purchase one of the drives. You don’t want to accidentally purchase the wrong drive for use. If you want to install the equipment into a desktop computer, it is possible to purchase a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch cable adapter. This way, you can use the solid state Intel equipment in a desktop, if you are looking to improve the overall speed, performance and heat level of your computer system.
The Interface of every single Intel SSD 310 series is a SATA 3.0 Gb/s.
There are other essential facts regarding the Intel 310 SSD series drive you need to take into consideration when purchasing the equipment. For starters, the read speed is 200 megabytes per second, while the write speed is 70 megabytes per second. On top of this, the random read speed is 35,000 IOPS while the random write speed is 6,600 IOPS. While the solid state drive is powered on it runs at 150 mw (MobileMark 2007 Workload) while the power drops down to 75 mw while in idle. The equipment is able to function in a wide variety of temperatures, so you should never have an issue with the equipment becoming too hot or too cold. The overall temperature range is 0 to 70 Celsius.
If you are looking to upgrade your current computer system, and want to make it faster and lighter, it is a good idea to opt for the Intel 310 SSD series. This device is faster than any current hard drive, plus it does not overheat and it is able to read and locate files instantly, so you never are waiting for the equipment to boot up the hard drive or locate a specific file. It is possible to use the Intel equipment in both desktop and laptop computers (although it is geared more towards laptops), plus it is possible to use the equipment in both Windows and Mac based systems. With this durability, it is always possible to purchase this equipment and install it yourself into your current computer. Once installed, you are sure to see a noticeable improvement in your computer’s overall performance, and once you try an Intel SSD, there is no going back to standard hard drives.