Intel has introduced a third-generation PC solid-state drive that is more reliable, provides greater storage,
and is less expensive than earlier generations. The SSD 320 is based on a 25-nanometer flash memory process announced about a year ago by Intel and partner Micron Technology. Shrinking the size of the circuitry to 25nm has
produced a higher performing device that is less expensive and provides much more storage, Intel says. Where an earlier SSD topped out at 160 GB, its replacement is available with as much as 600 GB. The SSD 320 supports the same 3 gigabit per second SATA II computer bus interface, so X25-M customers can upgrade to the new device.