Intel Confirms 25nm NAND Flash for New SSDs

Intel has announced that its 25nm NAND flash chips are now shipping in volume to customers.

Intel detailed in its brief announcement:

Announced in February, IMFT was the first to sample, and now to ship in production, 25nm NAND using the world's smallest, most advanced manufacturing process technology. The 8 gigabyte (GB) 25nm NAND flash memory chip measures just 167mm2 and can hold up to 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos or 8 hours of video. NAND Flash memory is used in USB memory keys and SD cards for data storage in digital camcorders and cameras, as well as in smart phones, personal music players and solid-state drives.

For those of you constantly keeping an eye on Intel SSD prices, expect this to soon trigger a new generation of roomier and/or cheaper drives.

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  • back_by_demand
    freggoSo it can hold 2,000 songs.Seeing that, even at $.99/song, nobody can afford to pay that much to fill it up this is clearly promoting the use of illegaly copied music. Now let's see how long it will take for RIAA lawyers to come to that conclusion and start banning advertisers and tech reviewers to comment on the number of -illegal- songs a device can handle.After all, now that they got Usenet pretty much shut down they have some free time and billable hours available to search for a new target :-)

    Yes, it's so obvious to me now, bigger hard drives costing less money is clearly promoting illegal downloading. Someone should have pointed this out to the MPAA and the RIAA years ago before those pesky HDD manufacturers pumped out 2Tb drives for less than $130 a pop. This is an outrage.
    Someone should write a letter to their Congressman
    Or the President
    CIVIL WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nforce4max
    Goody goody maybe this will drive prices down a bit.
  • martin0642
    I wish they'd just give more tech specs instead of pretending they know how many "songs" or "pictures" will fit on a chip. Certainly not my FLAC songs or RAW pictures. Might as well measure things by wheel-barrel and elephant height if we're going to pick numbers out of our business end.
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  • nforce4max
    Goody goody maybe this will drive prices down a bit.
  • gtvr
    And you know it's a real picture of a chip due to the cool rainbow effect!
  • joytech22
    It'll drive the prices of other memory down, but the price of This particular memory would cost more? or does price go down when size decreases (less resources needed?)