Intel SSDs are available at Best Buy or Fry's Electronics in the US or online from Internet outlets such as Amazon.com or Newegg.com. New systems from HP, Lenovo, and others also ship with Intel SSDs, though we doubt the prices of those will be changing because of these. To copy and clone data from a user's old HDD to a new Intel SSD, the chip giant offers a free cloning utility: Intel Data Migration Software.
"Every Christmas, consumers are looking for the latest tech gadget; this year, with prices dropping, the solid-state drive is becoming more mainstream and can make the single greatest improvement to PC performance," Troy Winslow, director of product marketing for the Intel NAND Solutions Group, said in a statement. "With an SSD, tech shoppers can give the gift of a technology makeover that will help speed up, or breathe new life, into a current PC by just swapping out the hard drive for an SSD."