Intel today officially announced its new X25-V series (V for 'Value') solid state drives which give more budget conscious folks the ability to take a stab at SSD technology and make use of those near non-existant access times.
This new entry-level SSD series from Intel launches with just the single model in the lineup at this stage with 40GB capacity. The drive is of course 2.5-inch in size and makes use of 34nm MLC NAND Flash memory along with a 3.0Gbps interface and MTBF of 1.2 million hours. Intel states read and write performance figures of up to 170MB/sec and 35MB/sec respectively.
The drive comes with a three year warranty and can be picked up for around 130 bucks in the U.S. and 100 Euro in Europe.
For further info on the X25-V series SSD, you can locate Intel's press release here.