Intel's SSDs Become More Affordable
[11/12/2010 01:32 PM]
by Anton Shilov

Just in time for the holiday buying season, Intel Corp. has lowered prices and introduced a new model of its solid-state drive (SSD) product line. Intel's move follows intentions of other companies to make SSDs more affordable and increase their adoption by end-users.

“Every Christmas, consumers are looking for the latest tech gadget; this year, with prices dropping, the solid-state drive is becoming more mainstream and can make the single greatest improvement to PC performance," said Troy Winslow, director of product marketing for the Intel NAND solutions group.

New suggested U.S. resell pricing for the Intel X25-M mainstream SSDs and X25-V value SSD are the following:

X25-V 40GB - $99;
X25-M 80GB - $199;
X25-M 125GB - $249;
X25-M 160GB - $415;

To make the process of copying, or cloning data, from a user’s old hard drive to a speedy new Intel SSD, Intel also includes a free cloning utility called the Intel Data Migration Software ( The easy-to-use Intel Data Migration Software will help transfer information from the old hard drive, including operating systems, applications, documents and personal settings, in just minutes.

To begin enjoying the high-performance world of solid-state drive computing, users can install their own SSD, have a computer technician install it for them or purchase a brand new system from HP, Lenovo and others with an Intel SSD already pre-installed.

Awesome news...and guess what.....newegg is selling...

1. 80GB G2 @ $189
2. 160GB G2 @ $384

looks like they are lowering price in heat of SF drives....and also the G3 is coming soon..