Intel is reportedly taking final orders for SSDs based on 25nm NAND flash by mid-October.
TweakTown is reporting an upcoming discontinuation of Intel SSD families using the company's 25 nm MLC NAND flash memory. These include the 313 Series, 520 Series, 525 Series and the enterprise 710 Series. The latter line was replaced by the new DC S3x00 Series, and the Intel 525 Series and 313 Series are mSATA products for OS/storage and cache respectively.
X-bit Labs adds that the 320 Series also falls on the chopping block. The last product shipment timeframe for 25 nm products is December 15, 2013 to January 20, 2014, depending on the model. Customers will need to place orders between late September and mid-October to fall into that window.
Intel also reportedly warned that it may not be able to meet demand for previous-gen products, but will make commercially reasonable efforts to support last time order quantities. However due to supply limitations, Intel may be forced to fill orders using products with 20 nm NAND flash instead. There also many be situations where Intel is unable to support customer demand on either 25 nm or 20 nm product orders.
Intel's newer 335 Series 2.5-inch SSDs are based on 20 nm processing, and currently ships in 180 GB and 240 GB capacities – a 480 GB version has not been launched.