It’s had quite a run, but Intel’s venerable X-25M series of SSDs has now finally been replaced by the company’s new, third-generation SSD 320 Series. Those rely on some brand new 25nm Intel NAND flash memory, and are available in capacities ranging from 40GB to 160GB for mere mortals, plus some higher capacity 300GB and 600GB models for particularly demanding users. What’s more, Intel is quick to boast that the new drives are actually 30 percent cheaper than the previous generation, with prices running from just $89 for 40GB to $1,069 for that 600GB drive. Head on past the break for the official press release, and check out the more coverage links below for some early reviews.
Intel rolls out third-generation SSD 320 Series drives originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.