Intel is to implement the projected doubling of its SSD capacities earlier than expected – possibly as soon as next month.

The current X18-M and X25-M solid-state drives (SSDs) use a 50nm process and have 80GB and 160GB capacities with 2-bit multi-level cell (MLC) technology.

A single level cell (SLC) X25-E has faster I/O rates and comes in 32GB and 64GB capacities.

In January, it was reported that Intel wanted to move to a smaller 34nm process and double the capacities with the 1.8-inch form factor X18-M and 2.5-inch form factor X25-M (M meaning Mainstream) moving to 160GB and 320GB capacities.

This is now expected to take place, with the X25-E growing to 64GB and 128GB capacities.

No information is available yet on pricing.

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