Only four days into April and we're already ready to christen it the month of the SSD! A couple of days ago, we mentioned that several e-tailer leaks hinted to an April 13th release of Intel's new SSD 330 Series budget SSDs; yesterday, OCZ announced the high-end Vertex 4 SSD, powered by the company's new Indilinx Everest 2 controller. Now, Intel's officially launched its SSD 313 Series cache drives, the follow-up to the older SSD 311 line.
There was no dearth of ultrabook announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But it still remains to be seen whether or not all these ultrabooks can go onto capture a large chunk of the notebook market as Intel wants them to. Market research firm IHS iSuppli is among those who expect ultrabook shipments to soar rapidly over the next few years. Having previously predicted “major repercussions for the global electronics supply chain” owing to a boom in ultrabook shipments, the firm has now specifically identified cache solid state drives (SSDs) as a likely beneficiary of such a boom.