Intel announced just recently that it has started shipping the 32GB version of its X-25E Extreme SATA 2.5-inch form factor SSD.
The X-25E is the most expensive of Intel's line of solid-state drives using high-speed SLC (single level cell) memory. Intel claims its drive is capable of up to 250MB/s sequential read speeds and up to 170MB/s sequential write speeds.
Intel achieves this breakthrough performance through innovations such as 10-channel NAND architecture with Native Command Queuing, proprietary controller and firmware efficient in advanced wear-leveling and low write amplification. The 32GB X25-E is capable of writing up to 4 petabytes (PB) of data over three-year period (3.7 TB/day), and double that for the 64GB version - delivering outstanding data reliability.
Intel says that the 32GB capacity drive is in production now with a price of $695 each for quantities up to 1,000. Furthermore, the 64GB version is expected to sample in the fourth quarter with production estimated in Q1 2009.
You can get the full run-down at the press release we uploaded here.
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