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.