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Intel drops 2.5" SSD pricing, ups 1.8" production

updated 05:35 pm EDT, Tue April 28, 2009

Intel drops 2.5" SSD price

Intel will soon lower prices of its X25-M series of 2.5-inch solid state drives and boost production of its 1.8-inch SSDs, according to a Tuesday DailyTech report. The 160GB X25-M, which uses mulit-level cell flash memory, is now priced at $630 after launching for $945 last December, and is due to get another $100 price cut soon, while the 80GB version of that drive will fall to $270, down $50. Street prices are even lower, as retailers try to make the Intel drives appealing compared to OCZ's Vertex SSDs.

At the same time, the world's largest semiconductor company will also address the limited availability of its 80GB and 160GB 1.8-inch X18-M series SSDs for netbooks and small notebooks by upping production.

For the enterprise server market, which Super Talent attacked first with its UltraDrive SSDs, soon to be followed by OCZ's Vertex EX SSDs, Intel will be bringing out a 128GB SLC drive and a 320GB MLC SSD, with release dates expected to come in the latter half of 2009.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    yah

    whats the source, when is 'soon' where can I buy one?

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    yah

    the computerworld article noted a $50 price drop but that was from $370 to $320.

    So you are looking at todays price of $320, and then saying its going to drop to $270....great bit of math, wrong starting price.

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Are you using a Mac

    Because you can't type mulit-level on a Mac without the Mac underlining it in red.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    multi-level

    So, are you mentioning that multi-level should be written differently, or that the mac's built-in spell checker doesn't know the word multi-level?

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    intel to ship more SSDs

    not only that, they're doing it AT THE SAME TIME! WHOA!!!!

    "At the same time, the world's largest semiconductor company will also address the limited availability of its 80GB and 160GB 1.8-inch X18-M series SSDs for netbooks and small notebooks by upping production."

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