Intel Considering Major SSD Price Cuts in August

Sources have claimed that Intel is considering making big price cuts of up to 37% to its higher end consumer SSDs, likely taking effect in August. The SSD families affected are the SSD 320, SSD 330 & SSD 520 series. For example, the SSD 520 480GB OEM model is being reduced from $799 to $494, 37% and the SSD 330 180GB OEM model is down from $234 to $154, 34.1%


Unsurprisingly, Intel are doing this in order to fight off stiff competition from other vendors. Yes, it would be nice if AMD could compete like this in the CPU space, wouldn’t it? Such healthy competition would result in cheaper and better CPUs from both companies. All of the above prices are in USD, excluding taxes, and the OEM prices are price-per-unit in multi-unit quantities.

  • SSD 520 60 GB: OEM price down from $99 to $89; Reseller pack down from $109 to $99 (9% cut)
  • SSD 520 120 GB: OEM price down from $179 to $129; Reseller pack down from $189 to $139 (26.4% cut)
  • SSD 520 180 GB: OEM price down from $269 to $189; Reseller pack down from $279 to $199 (28.6% cut)
  • SSD 520 240 GB: OEM price down from $339 to $249; Reseller pack down from $349 to $259 (25.8% cut)
  • SSD 520 480 GB: OEM price down from $799 to $494; Reseller pack down from $809 to $594 (37.7% cut)
  • SSD 330 60 GB: Reseller pack price down from $94 to $69 (26.5% cut)
  • SSD 330 120 GB: Reseller pack price down from $149 to $104 (30.2% cut)
  • SSD 330 180 GB: Reseller pack price down from $234 to $154 (34.1% cut)
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