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Old June 10, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Anyone notice that the supply of Intel 520 series SSDs seems to have dried up? At least for the 480Gb version.

When they were released, there was some good deals on them. I have a laptop with a 520 series 480Gb SSD and a 320 (330?) series 240Gb drive, and would like to upgrade to two 520 series 480Gb drives.

However, the few retailers that have the 520 series 480gb SSDs in stock are asking a premium price, and many just list them as out of stock.

Is Intel restricting the supply? Is there a new generation due out?

Maybe I should look at the M500 960Gb drive instead....but there are even fewer of those around! :)
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Old June 10, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Yes Intel is slated to release a new gen. ETA is unknown right now. Intel is being TIGHT lipped and wont even acknowledge that much. If you need a mega drive NOW...the M500 is a solid choice too though :)
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If you need a mega drive NOW...the M500 is a solid choice too though :)
Only if you can GET one!
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Yea, we here at work have been waiting for the 520 series 480GB drive for quite awhile. We could jump ship and go to something else like the M500, but we have really liked the reliability of the Intel drives. I just wish they would say something about why there are no 480GB drives available and when it is going to get fixed.
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The issue is supply of 32GB 25nm ONFi 2 NAND ICs. IMFT is converting over to 20nm and the 32GB ICs were NOT that common to begin with! So supplies...are limited and are not going to get better...(probably) ever.

Remember Intel firmly stated they would never pull a bait and switch so it HAS to be 25nm NAND. ;)
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Remember Intel firmly stated they would never pull a bait and switch so it HAS to be 25nm NAND. ;)
Sounds like time for them to introduce the 525 line!
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Sounds like time for them to introduce the 525 line!
They already have the 525 but you can find anything higher than 180 I believe
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Old June 24, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Intel officially ending a few series, and officially admitting that they may not be able to meet demand (per Tom's Hardware):

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