X-bit Labs has published a solid state disk roundup in which they take a look at two Intel disks, a new Kingston SSD and two WD products. You can check it out over here.
The market of solid state drives is growing up at a rapid rate, the manufacturers regularly announcing new models. Most importantly, the competition has led to the long-anticipated decline in prices. Although flash memory itself does not get cheap too fast, the relatively large production volumes, especially compared with early SSDs that used to be nearly unique products, leaves some elbowroom for price maneuvering for the manufacturers. It is due to the competition, too, that they have to look for new customer-oriented options and extend their product range. For example, one of the SSDs to be tested today, the Intel X25-V, is the result of such extension into the low-end market sector. The rest of the products are quite exciting as well. We’ve got an updated V series model from Kingston whereas the other two SSDs represent the first steps of Western Digital, the famous HDD maker, in this field..