Intel's new Atoms take on storage

Intel has launched two new Atom processors tailored to storage appliances for homes and small businesses

Intel has launched two new Atom processors tailored to storage appliances for homes and small businesses, offering higher clock speeds and supporting newer memory technology than their predecessors.

"The versatile Atom processor, which is at the heart of a growing variety of small, innovative, internet-connected devices, makes it possible for storage vendors to develop low-power appliances that can innocuously sit on a desk or shelf while keeping digital content safe and available anytime, anywhere," Dinesh Rao, Intel Storage Group product line manager, said in a statement.

The single-core D425 and dual-core D525, which are shipping to storage manufacturers, are both clocked at 1.8GHz, whereas the previous lineup of D410 and D510 chips only offered 1.66GHz. The new Atoms also support DDR3 SO-DIMM memory, whereas their predecessors supported only DDR2 memory.

For more of this story, read Intel's new Atoms target small business storage on ZDNet UK

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