Thursday, July 23, 2009

Intel announces new 34nm SSD the X25-M

Intel announced that it is moving to a more advanced, 34nm manufacturing process for its leading NAND flash-based Solid State Drive (SSD) products. According to Intel, the move to 34nm can lower the prices of the X25-M SSDs up to 60%. With the announcement, the chip maker has become the first in the industry to provide computer users with a 34nm-based SSD, delivering increased performance, improved latency and a lower price tag, making it more affordable to a wider public.
The new X25-M 80GB has a new price of $225 for quantities up to 1,000 units (a 60% reduction from the original introduction price of $595 a year ago) and the 160GB version is priced at $440 (down from $945 at introduction) for quantities up to 1,000 units.The X25-M comes in a standard 2.5-inch form factor. The X18-M, in a 1.8-inch form factor, will begin shipping on 34nm later in the quarter.


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