Intel SSDs now a little cheaper, but still not cheap.
As we heard last week, Intel has cut prices for its solid state drives.
The consumer enthusiast line of X25-M can now be had for a little cheaper, though by no means cheap. The X25-M 80 GB model falls $50 now and can be found on Newegg for $325. The 100 GB model gets a $100 cut and is now $630 from the e-tailer.
According to ComputerWorld, Intel said the price of the enterprise SLC NAND SSD X25-E drive will remain the same. The X25-E 32 GB sells for $410 and the 64 GB model sells for $790.
With no mechanical moving parts, no spinning platters, and just really fast flash memory, a SSD is likely the best upgrade that you can perform on your rig due to the storage subsystem being the slowest part of the typical computer system.
It might be expensive, especially in relative terms compared to the capacity you could get with just $100, but with a fast SSD you’re getting more than just storage.