Category Archives: Solid State Drives

Bringing UC Berkeley into the ‘Intel NUC Age’

Intel works with hundreds of universities and colleges around the world on everything from research to recruiting to consultation.  These are symbiotic relationships with technology being the star and students (and Intel) benefiting.  Last week, Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science … Read more >

A look at the future of the transistor from the Solid State Devices and Materials Conference (SSDM)

I’m writing this on the plane from Narita airport to Portland as I return from  giving the plenary talk at the Solid State Devices and Materials conference (SSDM), in Sendai Japan.  It is always exciting to visit these device conferences … Read more >

Top Ten Reasons You Might Have an SSD in Your System

10) You always say yes to new OS and Applications patches without having to think about it 9) You never bother to use hibernate again 8) You don’t hesitate to open a 10MB PPT file to find that one slide … Read more >

Why would a 32GB SSD cost more than an 80GB SSD?

The landscape of solid-state drives is growing. Many companies, Intel included, have a growing portfolio of drives for sale. Various people much smarter than I have talked about how “Not all SSDs are created equal,” but there’s one fundamental difference … Read more >

Don Verner

Don is a Senior Applications Engineer in Intel’s NAND Solutions Group and has worked with nonvolatile storage technologies since 1988. Don helped pioneer flash memory as BIOS storage in desktops and mobile systems as well as defining a new flash … Read more >