A Good Option if You’ve Been Holding Out for an SSD
SSDs aren’t an absolute necessity, but once you’ve experienced their fast boot and load times there’s pretty much no going back. Trouble was when SSDs first hit the market, they were a little too expensive for your regular joe. Thankfully, the prices have started to come down and the storage options have started to go up. Case in point, Intel just released their new 545s SSDs that have 512GB of capacity at $180 or a little above Php 9000. It also happens to be the world’s first commercially available 64-layer, TLC, 3D NAND Solid State Drive.
We know, we know. That’s still a pretty big chunk of change, but given its capacity it isn’t all too bad compared to other offerings in the market. Read and write speeds are somewhere in the middle of the pack at 550MB/s and 500MB/s respectively. It stong suit, according to our source, is its capability to produce the same results while under heavy load.
Intel will be releasing other storage variants for their 545s SSD pretty soon that’ll range from 128GB, all the way up to 2TB.