Go Solid with This Solid-state DriveThere are three important characteristics that determine the usefulness of a recording hard drive, which are, without question, data transfer rate, reliability, and low operating noise. The Intel 120GB Solid State Drive doesn't just give you all three of these vital characteristics, it completely embodies them. More than just a mere 120GB hard drive, the Intel 120GB Solid State Drive has no moving parts whatsoever. That means that the physical process required by a regular hard drive to locate and read the information from a spinning cylinder is completely removed from the equation, reducing data access time to only 0.1ms.
What does that mean for you? You get higher track counts, bit depths, and sample rates in your recording sessions, eliminating the most common bottleneck in a typical DAW setup. Another great aspect of drives such as the Intel 120GB Solid State Drive and their lack of moving parts is that it's the moving parts that tend to fail. In addition to their ability to operate for 1,000,000 hours on average, without failing, Intel 120GB Solid State Drives are virtually impervious to shock and vibration. The noise generated by standard hard drives is also a result of moving parts. The sheer number of perfectly good recordings that have been ruined by the helicopter-like sound of a drive spinning up defies the imagination. The Intel 120GB Solid State Drive, on the other hand, produces 0dB of noise, so you'll never have to worry about tracking with your PC in the room.
Intel 120GB Solid State Drive Features at a Glance:
- Data capacity: 120GB
- Access time: 0.1ms
- Operating noise: 0dB
- MTBF (mean time between failures): Over 1,000,000 hours
- Environmental tolerance: Vibration up to 16G (shock up to 1,500G)
- Operational temperature range: 32-158 degrees F
- Interface: SATA - 3GB/second
- Form factor: 2.5" (requires HDAdapter for install into a regular desktop system - see recommended accessories)
- Internal cache: 64MB
- Power supply: 5V (+/-5%)