It seems like every PC hardware company on the planet has its own solid state drive (SSD) series -- except for AMD, that is. Rumor has it that's about to change. Word on the web is that AMD is working with Toshiba on a line of AMD brand SSDs. It's not uncommon to outsource such things, and as the rumor goes, Toshiba's building the drive based on the exact specifications AMD came up with.
The rumor originates at Fudzilla, which claims it "stumbled upon" the news and that AMD will soon make an announcement. It's not known where Fudzilla is getting its information from, though there's plenty of speculation to go around.
"AMD's decision to enter the SSD space is all about bundles," Fudzilla says. "The announcement is expected very soon, as well as the official pricing and specification, but we are expecting to see 120GB to 240GB drives."
Toshiba recently acquired all of OCZ's storage assets, which puts the company in good position to serve a company like AMD, if in fact this rumor turns out to be true. We're speculating here, but we can envision Toshiba pairing its 19nm MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory chips with an Indilinx Barefoot controller.
If AMD goes this route, it would open up some interesting bundle opportunities. AMD already offers a line of branded RAM, and of course the company is known for its processors and graphics cards.