Intel Could Release 320GB SSD Soon

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Semiconductor process technologies keep on shrinking, and while we've heard of Intel and rivals talk up 32nm, it's 34nm making the news today. According to rumors that are getting harder and harder to ignore, Intel will soon be launching a new range of solid state drives based on its 34nm NAND chips. How soon, you ask? Within a couple of weeks?  No actually, but read on...

If you'll recall, Intel already has quite the following thanks to its speedy X25-M, and while earlier reports placed these newer SSDs on a Q4 release schedule, new whispers have them launching a bit sooner. Also, Intel had a bit of trouble with some of its existing SSDs; while fast, some users found that performance degradation in some fringe cases could be an issue. According to reports, these new units will be more spacious, cheaper and more durable than ever.

We don't need to tell you just how rockin' a 320GB SSD from Intel would be, but we can't say we're totally convinced that it'll be here sooner than later.  For the record, the official word from our friends at Intel is that we will see 34nm technology-based SSDs from Intel by "the end of '09".  Who knows, if we're lucky enough here, we could very well have an evaluation of the product for you sooner though. Stick around...

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SqUiD267 replied on Tue, Jun 30 2009 5:30 PM

I wish they was some sort of dedicated palce to put this in my case. Also until these hit around $100 not a lot of people are going to buy. Its just way to expensive.

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