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Intel Cuts the Prices on Some of its High-Performance Solid-State Drives

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The Inquirer reports that Intel has just announced it will be slashing the prices on most of its state of the art solid-state drives. The Intel X25-M 80GB for notebooks will drop from $595 to $390 whilst the server X25-E 32GB SSD will go from $695 all the way down to $415 for quantities up to 1,000. The story continues to claim that Intel's X25-M 160GB and X25-E 64GB drives will also have their prices down, but Intel is not saying by exactly how much yet.

Source: The Inquirer
 
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Down $200 bucks? Thank you! We'll finally start seeing reasonable prices on these...
 
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Not bad. Savings are huge considering few servers would have one drive. Even if you only had four of them, you just saved over $1000 vs someone who bought them yesterday.
 
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That's a nice drop!! It will be great if it happened with graphics cards!!! Seeing a 4870x2 at $200....
 
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nice starting to come into the affordable range

"server X25-E 32GB SSD will go from $695 all the way down to $415 for quantities up to 1,000"

I suppose thats US $ damn cnd dollar dropped with crude prices :(

expensive 32 gigs, good for OS though, I wonder if that model has a 5 yr warranty???
 
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OK, it's time for TPU to start benchmarking the Intel SSDs! I'm up for one.
I think i will await another price drop. These new prices are relatively great, but just a little too high for the intended purpose i have for these little beasts.

I would appreciate some hardcore benchmarks and reviews of their entire lineup to help guide me in future . . . . As TPU always seems to do :)