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Intel Corp. announced Monday that it is expanding the capacity range for its popular consumer solid-state drive (SSD), the with a new 330-series 240GB model. In addition, the company has lowered suggested reseller pricing on a number of SSDs including the SSD that belong to 520 series, 330 series and 320 series product lines.

The new Intel SSD price-list look as follows, according to VR-Zone web-site:

  • SSD 520 60 GB: OEM price down from $99 to $89; Reseller pack down from $109 to $99 (9% cut)
  • SSD 520 120 GB: OEM price down from $179 to $129; Reseller pack down from $189 to $139 (26.4% cut)
  • SSD 520 180 GB: OEM price down from $269 to $189; Reseller pack down from $279 to $199 (28.6% cut)
  • SSD 520 240 GB: OEM price down from $339 to $249; Reseller pack down from $349 to $259 (25.8% cut)
  • SSD 520 480 GB: OEM price down from $799 to $494; Reseller pack down from $809 to $594 (37.7% cut)
  • SSD 330 60 GB: Reseller pack price down from $94 to $69 (26.5% cut)
  • SSD 330 120 GB: Reseller pack price down from $149 to $104 (30.2% cut)
  • SSD 330 180 GB: Reseller pack price down from $234 to $154 (34.1% cut)

The price-drop on solid-state drives by Intel shows that SSDs not only gain popularity, but also become significant sources of revenue for multibillion companies like Intel. With price slashing by a third, it seems clear that the SSD market is becoming a new field of price-wars.

Tags: Intel, SSD, NAND, Flash

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