Intel Postpones 25nm SSDs to February 2011

Intel has already announced its developments into making 25nm flash for the third generation of its SSDs. The G3 SSDs using the new flash, however, won't be arriving this year, reports Nordic Hardware.

Instead, the current 34nm Postville G2 SSDs will be refreshed with a new 120GB mainstream offering in the X25-M line. Performance characteristics will be the same as what's out currently, but the 120GB version will provide something between the entry-level 80GB and top-end 160GB.

The 25nm G3 SSDs, however, won't be arriving until February 2011, according to Nordic Hardware's sources. Intel may be waiting until there's a decent production capacity.

In any case, those waiting for the G3 Intel SSDs will be awarded with better performance and hopefully lower prices than what's currently available.

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  • meat81
    MAKE THEM CHEAPER DAMMIT!
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  • jvc21
    I sure hope the prices come down soon. SSDs have been out for a while now...about time they make it more affordable to the mainstream users.
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  • schmich
    Seems to me SSDs won't become all that cheaper, instead they will just go up in capacity and speeds. It's like that with most things. Take laptops for example, they won't go down to $50. They will remain at $399 (or whatever deal you can find) and just go up in performance year after year.
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  • jvc21
    I sure hope the prices come down soon. SSDs have been out for a while now...about time they make it more affordable to the mainstream users.
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  • Tamz_msc
    Its not that much of a delay IMO.
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  • meat81
    MAKE THEM CHEAPER DAMMIT!
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