As evidence begins to amass around the imminent launch of Intel's consumer oriented High Performance SSDs
, we finally get model numbers, dates, and capacities from Taiwan. According to DigiTimes
and its "sources at PC makers," Intel is prepping a 2.5-inch Client X25-M SSD and 1.8-inch Client X18-M SSD for launch in Q3. Both of the SATA drives will initially launch in 80GB capacities before hitting 160GB by the end of Q4 -- 250GB and beyond in 2009. We'll guess that they'll be sporting the "world's fastest" SLC NAND
co-developed with Micron making the drives tres cher fo' sho'. However they come, they'll likely be snuggled up to Intel's new Centrino 2 laptops
when they do arrive.
P.S. We dug up a promo video which we've bunged into the page after the break.