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Old May 20, 2010, 09:34 PM
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Default Intel Confirms Shipment of 25nm NAND Flash Chips

Intel recently announced that it has begun to ship 25nm NAND to customers. The new chips, originally announced in February, should lead to decreased prices and increased capacities for next-gen SSDs.Press Release:Intel announced today that Intel-Micron Flash Technologies are in mass production of their breakthrough 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memo... [ Read full article ]
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I don't think theres anyone out there who wouldn't be happy to see cheaper non-crappy SSDs on the market
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Now it's just a question of waiting till the 4th quarter of this year.
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4th quarter? I don't think I can wait that long...
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^ Me too.
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Just because Intel wont be shipping INTEL branded SSDs with 25nm till late this year....doesn't necessarily mean that Micron wont be selling them to others before then. Never know when or where its going to pop up first ;)
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The new chips, originally announced in February, should lead to decreased prices and increased capacities for next-gen SSDs.
Yeah that's what they said when the 34nm chips came out. Did SSDs really go down in price? No. You can get a better performing SSD for the same money today but basically a 50-60GB SSD still costs around $200 while a 100-120GB model is about $400.

Nothing new here - the pricing structure has remained. Now with the new Sandforce-based SSDs, we of course see a price HIKE in fact.
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Yeah SSD pricing is crazy, im waiting for a good deal on a Intel 80 GB SSD or if the new ones come out might have a promotional price for first release.
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Yeah SSD pricing is crazy, im waiting for a good deal on a Intel 80 GB SSD or if the new ones come out might have a promotional price for first release.
SSDs from the likes of OCZ and Corsair which use the Sandforce outperform the Intel X25-M. The Intel drive used to be the holy grail because of its excellent IOPS metric and also random read/write at 4K.

Sandforce-based SSDs surpass the Intel drive now so aim for an OCZ Vertex 2 or Corsair Force.
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SSDs from the likes of OCZ and Corsair which use the Sandforce outperform the Intel X25-M. The Intel drive used to be the holy grail because of its excellent IOPS metric and also random read/write at 4K.

Sandforce-based SSDs surpass the Intel drive now so aim for an OCZ Vertex 2 or Corsair Force.
Oh ok, thank you for the heads up.
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