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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.

  • fatkid35
    4 bucks a gig. no thanks!
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  • Gin Fushicho
    I saw under 160 bucks and got excited... then saw 40GB's. Doesnt seem any cheaper to me.
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  • mlcloud
    What the guys up there said.
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  • randomizer
    Write speeds aren't much chop.
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  • ubernoobie
    wow 40mb/s read, no thanks
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  • False_Dmitry_II
    With that write speed, I'd still much rather go with a VelociRaptor.
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  • randomizer
    False_dmitry_iiWith that write speed, I'd still much rather go with a VelociRaptor.The small random reads will still far exceed the Velociraptor though. For an OS drive this is far more important than big sequential numbers like the ones posted here.
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  • El_Capitan
    Besides for throughput, Corsair's CT128M225 and Crucial's P128 are much better overall. Plus, I'm starting to get rather annoyed. What's with this new business model over the last few years? I remember when the latest and best model got the high price tag, then dropped in price as a newer and better model came out. Nowadays, the latest model price stays the same (or in SSD's cases, goes up) when a newer but lower performance model comes out.

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  • porksmuggler
    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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  • jaragon13
    "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"
    TLC anyone?
    Lol, this product sucks.
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