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Intel Preps 320GB SSDs For Q4 2009

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While SSDs prices are generally falling like a stone we've yet to test anything consumer focused that comes close to matching the glorious real world performance of Intel's X25-M. There's a price to pay however (which is why it made my Christmas List) so what would we give for this...

Word is breaking from no less than Bloomberg, the famously financially obsessed news hounds and their ADD friendly channel, that the chip giant is going to be tapping out a 320GB version built on 32nm technology in the latter half of the year. The move comes just a month after the company began shipping the X-25M 160GB edition.
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Naturally enough, Bloomberg confirms Intel declined to comment on the story with spokesperson Tom Beermann (great name) saying the company doesn't make any kind of statement until an official announcement. Whether this kills or only strengthens the rumour is entirely up to you.

That said, there is nothing overly shocking about this. Flash memory doubles with each iteration and generally does so within a 12 month timeframe so I could go equally Nostradamus on you guys and shout "Hey, Intel will have a 640GB SSD in 2010!"

Still, it's a cool product which is likely to see even further performance boosts between now and then so while obvious it's also like saying: there's a new Ferrari coming out and it's going to be even faster than the last one. Obvious yes, but no less exciting for it...

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Bloomberg Report

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