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Intel’s new mainstream SSDs got a much needed price cut after just two days

Intel's new mainstream SSDs got a much needed price cut after just two days

For the most part, solid state drive pricing has continued to trend downward, so it was a bit surprising to see Intel’s SSD 670p series for “mainstream gaming” come out of the gate on Monday with unusually high MSRPs for what they are—SSDs based on quad-level cell (QLC) NAND flash memory. They have already received a price cut, though, and here’s hoping it is a permanent one.

You typically find QLC memory in less expensive SSDs. Cramming four bits per cell paves the way for larger capacity drives at lower price points, albeit at the expense of durability, and in some instances, performance. Intel’s new drive partially addresses some of the shortcomings.

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