Intel to Ship Value-Based X25-X SSD in Q4

An Intel partner recently informed us that Intel has an upcoming value SSD called the X25-X, which will be based on 34nm Flash memory, thus providing consumers a lower pricetag and competitive performance.

The SSD will fall short in both price and speed in comparison to Intel's X25-M series, which offers 250 MB/sec. read speeds, and 70 MB/sec. write speeds. Intel's other SSD, the X25-E, provides 250 MB/sec. read speeds and 170 MB/sec. write speeds, and costs a rather pretty penny.

According to specs revealed to us, the value SSD will provide reading speeds of up to 170 MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 40 MB/sec. The drive is poised to be priced under $160.

The X25-X should ship sometime before the end of the year, and will arrive as a 2.5-inch MLC drive with an earnest 40 GB capacity.

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  • I saw under 160 bucks and got excited... then saw 40GB's. Doesnt seem any cheaper to me.
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  • 4 bucks a gig. no thanks!
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  • The 80GB X25-M is currently $289 on newegg. how is this a value at $169 for 40GB, plus it's much slower?
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  • 4 bucks a gig. no thanks!
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  • I saw under 160 bucks and got excited... then saw 40GB's. Doesnt seem any cheaper to me.
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  • What the guys up there said.
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