G3 solid-state drives featuring 25-nanometer (nm) flash chips developed by Intel and Micron under a joint venture called IM Flash Technologies, won’t ship until February 2011, according to this post at Tom’s Hardware. The company originally planned to ship the more energy efficient and cheaper-to-manufacture SSDs during the waning months of this year. In other words, now-ish.
That means that they’re going to milk the 34nm G2 for a few more months, but the news isn’t all bad. Intel will be using the time to intro a new 120 GB X25-M SSD drive to slot between the 80 GB and 160 GB versions.