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Wednesday, 05 May 2010 11:26

Intel's 1.8 inch SSDs to get to 300GB

Written by Fuad Abazovic

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Intel's 25nm to blame, Q1 2011


Intel has big plans with its new 25nm NAND flash division this year. It starts in Q4 2010 with 160GB, 300GB and 600GB X25-M drives and it continues early next year with some 1.8-inch drives.


The new 1.8-inch drives are 25nm MLC based and they will sound the end of life bell for Intel's 50nm MLC as well as remaining 34nm MLC 1.8- and 2.5-inch drives.

The new capacities are 160GB that will replace 80GB and 160GB 50nm as well as 34nm MLC based drives and the new big 25nm 1.8-inch drive will grow to 300GB capacity.

We are not sure who are the customers for these 1.8-inch drives, as they definitely are small and they can store a lot of data. We can only hope that they will end up in some camcorders and home Blu-ray and similar devices. Some computers will definitely benefit from 1.8 inch drives but most manufacturers still use mainly 2.5-inch drives for their hard drives.

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