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Intel, Micron promise 25nm, 600GB SSDs by late 2010

updated 12:00 pm EST, Mon February 1, 2010

Intel to more than double SSD sizes

Intel and its memory partner Micron this weekend said they have started producing samples of the first 25 nanometer NAND flash storage. Even denser than the 34nm drives shipped just last year, the technology depends on liquid-based immersion lithography to etch memory at much denser levels than before. An 8GB flash chip built on 25nm actually occupies slightly less space than a 34nm 4GB part.

Accordingly, the progress should also translate to roughly twice as much capacity for Intel's mainstream X25-M drives. The semiconductor giant hopes to ship 160GB, 320GB and 600GB drives in the fall and should start mass production in the spring to reach its target. These drives should also be fast at a peak 200MB per second transfer rate. [via AnandTech]




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  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Cool!

    Which organ do I have to sell to get one?

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    @Jeff

    Don't you mean "organs"?

  1. snork

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    I'd be happy...

    if the 160GB price just came down to the current 80GB price:) I want a SSD to throw in my MBP just to be a boot drive and ditch the DVD superdrive.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    I remember...

    I remember a 2 gig SSD in macworld's ad section back in a mid 90's issue for something like 300 dollars.

    - A

  1. LogicalVue

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    ExpressCard SSD

    @snork: If you have a MBP with an ExpressCard slot you can get a 140GB ExpressCard SSD for about $140 or so. You can use it as a boot drive and keep your existing internal and DVD drives.

  1. LogicalVue

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    ExpressCard SSD

    I meant 48GB for $140, not 140GB.

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