Intel to launch 600GB 25nm SSDs this year?

By on May 5, 2010, 3:56 PM
Solid-state product launches seem to have let up from last year's onslaught, but don't think for one minute that companies aren't preparing the next wave. According to Fudzilla, Intel has "big plans" in store for the holiday season. Starting in the fourth quarter of this year, the company will introduce drives that are far more capacious than its current 160GB flagship.

Intel is working on SSDs based on more efficient 25nm MLC NAND flash memory, including 160GB, 300GB, and 600GB models which will supplant the company's existing 34nm second-generation X25-M range. Shortly thereafter, the company will launch a high-capacity 1.8-inch iteration, which will supposedly reach at least 300GB.

Although Intel will presumably sell both models to the general public, Fudzilla says the 1.8-inch variant may also be destined for home entertainment electronics, such as camcorders, as mobile computer manufacturers still tend to rely on the 2.5-inch form factor.

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ikesmasher said:

i wonder how much its gonna gost, a toe and a finger?

KG363 KG363 said:

Even if this retails for a grand, it is still a step in the right direction

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Realistically speaking, at least for the next few years, a 100 - 200 GB SSD should be sufficient. If you keep all documents, downloads, etc on a regular hard drive, and only load the OS and programs, you really don't need a 600GB SSD. I'm sure its cool, but we're probably talking a few thousand.

Guest said:

This is great news.

it will bring down the pricse of the Gen2 drives and i can pick up another 160GB and go Raid 0 =)

Hopefully intel will have Trim compatible Raid drives out by then.

Then again if the refresh drives offer a much larger performance gap it might be easier to just sell my current hmm....

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Hopefully intel will have Trim compatible Raid drives out by then..

Already here

LightHeart said:

The good news is every week some manufacturer releases information about a new SSD (larger, faster, smaller form factor, etc). This means a lot of energy is being put around these which will lower prices and improve specs, so that we may all use this technology sooner.

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