Intel is eager to make a mark on the NAND Flash storage market. The company has announced that it will sell its SSDs during the holiday at a special price. The company also announced that it has a new DDS device to add to the list, the X25-M drive with 120 GB capacity.
This drive is built of 34nm multi-level cell NAND Flash memory chips and has 2.5″ form factor. This drive is using Intel’s SSD controller. To connect this drive to the rest of the PC, the SATA 3.0 Gbps interface may be used. This device can read data at 250 MB per second and write data at 70 MB per second. This drive is priced at around $249.00, and Intel claims that it is the best value in its X25-M SSD line.
Intel has even decided to lower the prices of 80 GB and 160 GB solid state drives. The 80 GB is now being sold at $199.00, while the 160 GB is now being sold at $415.00. Intel NAND Solutions Group’s director of product marketing state that the price drop of the solid-state drive should accommodate people who are looking for the latest tech gadget every Christmas. The price drop should also give people the chance to enjoy the new technology by swapping their hard drive with an SSD.