<P>One of the most affordable Solid State Drives on the market is Intel's new X25-V series where the lone 40GB model is one of the cheapest ways to getting a SSD. Forty Gigabytes may be enough for a simple Windows installation, but for a often used PC it's not quite enough. Intel is said to be planning a X25-V model with twice the capacity, 80GB, before Q4 2010.</P><P>With more NAND flash chips it tends for better performance. The price tag will be small and our estimations would be around $100, the same as the 40GB model costs today. Much thanks to the more efficient manufacturing technology, most likely 28nm.</P>
<P>At the same time the X25-M and E series will be upgraded where we have heard rumors of a 600GB version of X25-M.</P>