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.