Intel SSD G3's? Capacity?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by simplymuzik3, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2009
    I've heard that the next gen Intel SSD's will come out Q4 2010, but does anyone know the capacities? Will they double? Also, would the $/GB go up or down? Im looking to get a fairly large SSD, but right now I think it's best to wait for Intel G3's.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    There have been some rumors of 600GB model but at least 320GB. Prices are unknown as usual but I would expect 160GB to be around 300 bucks, maybe even 250 and 320GB to be around 600$, just guesses though, wait for official info
  3. Giuly macrumors 68040


    If you need space, get a Seagate Momentus XT, and use it while waiting for SSDs to drop in price.
  4. simplymuzik3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2009
    Yeah, I was looking into it but I'm waiting out to see the 2nd gen drives. Hopefully they have more than 4GB of flash.

    Thanks for the advice everyone!
  5. aeronauticsrock macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Definetly wait. Ive heard they are going (roughly) double capacity for the same price. That would make:

    160GB: $200
    300GB: $400
    600GB: Unknown ($850?)

    The 300GB is my sweet spot- thats what Ill be getting.
  6. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    I read it in several articles that capacity would double for the same price. That's fine but I just cannot see that happening immediately. However, buying a large SSD now might not be a very good idea (was it ever?), preserve your cash for these 25nm ones. Intel will be one of the first companies to release their new range, so their drives might see the biggest drop in price later on, at the beginning of the new year.

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