IN BRIEF: Intel Drops Prices on Solid-State Drives

Intel’s SSDs Now More Affordable

by Anton Shilov
04/29/2009 | 05:38 PM

Intel Corp. this week said it had slashed the prices of its X25-M solid-state drives (SSDs) in 2.5” form-factor aimed at mainstream notebooks as well as high-performance desktops. Depending on capacity, the price-cut is either $50 or $100 per unit.

 

The Intel X25-M mainstream SSDs are available in 80GB and 160GB capacities and achieve up to 250MB/s read speeds, up to 70MB/s write speeds and 85ms read latency, according to Intel. The X-25M solid-state drives feature Serial ATA-300 interface.

After the price decrease, Intel X25-M 80GB became $50 cheaper and can now be found starting from $340, whereas X25-M 160GB lost $100 and can now be acquired for $604 or higher.