Intel announces new 34nm SSDs even faster and cuts prices across the board

Intel announces new 34nm SSDs even faster and cuts prices across the board

Intel today announced the launch of its first solid state drives manufactured by the 34 nanometer process, which will give the new X25-M (2.5-inch) a better performance than the old, 50nm: 25% lower latency and recording random even faster, without raising your price.

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The novelty is to boost the production of even more NAND flash memory units with the same manufacturing structure as the previous one and, added to the experience that Intel already has in the business, bring the prices of the entire line down. The entry model, with 80GB of capacity, dropped from $ 595 to $ 225 (in 1,000 lots), while the 160GB model went from $ 945 to $ 440.

The 1.8-inch SSD X18-M model for ultraportables and handhelds has not yet migrated to 34nm, but will get there soon.

(Via: Computerworld.)