If the latest rumours are to believed, Intel’s new and upgraded SSD lineup, codenamed Emcrest, may be upon us sometime in the month of February this year. Initial reports of such a drive first appeared sometime in October last year.

The Emcrest SSDs will theoretically be far superior to existing hard drives

Fresh rumours state that the new 34nm 2.5-inch SSD drives might support up to 450MB/s and 300MB/s of read and write speeds respectively. The drives will use an upgraded controller and should support SATA6 to take advantage of faster speeds. There are bound to be two models launched – one a 250 GB version priced at around $580 (Rs. 26,500) and the smaller 120 GB version at around $279 (Rs. 12,800).

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