Intel Makes 32Gb Flash

Aron Schatz
May 29, 2008

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The new SSDs that will come out this year will be quickly replacing mechanical hard drives in notebooks. All that's left is pricing to come down. While mechanical drives offer more storage for less price, the benefits of SSD make it the eventual winner.


Intel's 32Gb chip will enable more cost-effective SSDs, "instantly doubling the current storage volume of these devices and driving capacities to beyond 256GB in today's standard, smaller 1.8-inch form factor," Intel said in a statement. Intel SSDs will be "introduced and ramped" in the second half of this year, said Pete Hazen, director of marketing for Intel's NAND Products Group The 32Gb chip marks a big step up from the 16Gb technology Intel introduced about a year ago. At that time, Intel announced a 50nm process. "This product is essentially the same die (chip) size as our 50nm product but double the density," said Hazen.


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