We can't seem to avoid writing about Intel today. Taiwanese memory manufacturer A-Data has announced a new partnership with Intel, resulting in the co-branding of the Intel X25-M solid state drive (SSD) with both company's logos.
It looks like Intel has appointed A-DATA to be its consumer facing SSD partner, having taken on Kingston in an enterprise capacity at the start of the year. A-DATA will handle the customer service side of things.
The spec seems to be the same as ever: 80GB and 160GB capacities, 250MB/s read and 70MB/s write speeds, etc.
Unfortunately A-DATA has yet to offer any advice about when we can expect to see these co-branded drives, nor what they might cost. So we're left to assume that Intel is merely outsourcing the consumer distribution and service support to A-DATA and that nothing else has changed.