Intel Delivers First 34 nm NAND Flash SSDs | General Discussion

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    http://www.intel.com/go/ssd/

    Some Reviews:

    AnandTech: http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3607&p=1
    PC Perspective: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=750&type=expert&pid=1


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    :O Wowww, this would make the drives some of the cheapest on the market :O

    So.. Is $220 80GB drive the new 34nm version?

    I think I will have to get one of these :|
     
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    ^^ Likewise.
    At that price.

    And a 80GB will do comfortably for the primary drive in a system, holding the OS.
     
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    Looks like this will be my entry into solid state storage! Now we just need stock...
     
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    I was thinking that, plus a drive for things that absolutely MUST be reinstalled with the OS (some games and apps dont need to except for shortcuts). Just need some more $$ to get a whole new system....
     
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    It'll be $225 US - but then again that's for quantities under 1000. If distributors order 1000+ then they'll probably get a discount, which can be passed on to consumers. At that price, I wouldn't be surprised if distributors do very quickly end up ordering huge quantities.
     
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    We will be able to buy these at MSY! Oh the joy! :D
     
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    When will these be available in the US?
     
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    Is it just me, or are we going to have a huge stock shortage for a few months after these get released? It's a new manufacturing process, so actual production may be limited - and demand will be extremely high.
     
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    I Beg to diffe,r being intel i think that we will infact see a smooth launch with no stock shortages. Intel has a great track record when it comes to new process availability,(in my exprience). Truthfully it these prices seep down to us in uastralia i am going to put one of them on my christmas list.
     
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    demand is going to be insane for these things .. i agree i dont think i'll be able to walk into msy and buy one for months :(

    (i would buy one right now if i could)
     
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    i'd grab one instantly if it was here in Aus for ~$300-350

    I really hope intel have the stock for the massive enthusiast onslaught
     
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    If intel can do this, i wonder how much other nand memory producers can cut their prices once they move to a smaller process.
     
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    defintely get one of these when I build my new system.
     
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    With the way that prices, capacities and performance are going, SSDs will definitely hit enthusiast/mainstream level soon. Great news and I can't wait for other manufacturers to move to the new fab and compete with Intel!!
     
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    its going to be such an awesome time to upgrade around end of this year/early next:

    - core i5 released
    - new SSDs
    - new gen of video cards from both nvidia/ati to choose from
    - win 7 release

    cant wait :D
     
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    lol already sent that link to my team lead and tried to explain why the dev team needs ssds :D

    wont happen.. unfortunately.. but looking at those numbers they would be awesome for us doing java development in VMs
     
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    Will this not be confusing, having two different nm products under the same product model? Or do the 50nm models not come in 80/160GB flavours?

    Either way, yay! Cheap awesomeness is on the horizon and i desperately want to throw my laptop hard drive out of a moving vehicle! \o/
     
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    wouldn't intel be miles ahead of the competition when it comes to this routine of shrinking the manufacturing process and reducing the cost?
    sure other manufacturers can & do do this aswell, but not many will have had the same level of practice as Intel. (Assuming that their experiences with CPU manufacturing translate fairly well to nand memory manufacturing)

    i'm expecting other manufacturers to pass on smaller price cuts when they shrink their process, at least initially.
     

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