Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

Intel SSD 330 Series Could Have Sweet Pricing: Report

Intel's upcoming mainstream consumer SSD line, the SSD 330 series, could have attractive pricing, which could catalyze further proliferation of SSD technology, according to a LaptopReviews report, citing tease-listings by online retailers and other sources. The new lineup will embrace SATA rev. 3.0 (6 Gb/s) standard, and offer performance that takes advantage of it. The 120 GB variant of the SSD 330, for example, was listed for US $149, on MacMall.com, the listing is removed. This gives it a price/GB on par with other 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs in the market, which underwent several rounds of price-adjustments to get there.

The SSD 330 series from Intel, will be available in three capacities, 60 GB, 120 GB, and 180 GB. The 120 GB and 180 GB variants offer sequential transfer-rates of up to 500 MB/s (read) and 450 MB/s (write); the 60 GB variant offers 500 MB/s (read), and 400 MB/s (write). These drives use IMFlash Technologies-made 25 nm MLC NAND flash, and offer standard feature-set that includes support for TRIM, NCQ, 256-bit AES data-encryption, and limited SMART attributes.

Source: LaptopReviews
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12 Comments on Intel SSD 330 Series Could Have Sweet Pricing: Report

#1
Dj-ElectriC
Wonder how it will compere to the 159$ Vertex 3
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#2
Rowsol
by: Dj-ElectriC
Wonder how it will compere to the 159$ Vertex 3
Well it will be a lot more stable that's for sure. I wouldn't touch an ocz drive for anything.

This is a good price for intel.
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#4
slyfox2151
by: Dj-ElectriC
Wonder how it will compere to the 159$ Vertex 3
is that the 120gb?
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BarbaricSoul
Newegg doesn't have a $159 Vertex 3 120 gb SSD, it's listed for $199
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#7
TheLostSwede
What's more interesting is how it'll compare to the $149 SanDisk Extreme which is currently one of the fastest SSD's you can get.
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
by: BarbaricSoul
Newegg doesn't have a $159 Vertex 3 120 gb SSD, it's listed for $199
Amazon has...
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#9
MeanBruce
So who makes the controller this time around? THAT is the question on all our minds!:D
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Could be SandForce SF-2281 with Async NAND flash.
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#11
Delta6326
Sweet hope this is priced right as many SSD's are going $down$.

Is their a place to go that is reliable and has loads of SSD benchmarks up for comparison? I like TPU, but their just aren't enough reviews yet.
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#12
Octavean
I can see getting one of these even if I prefer to buy 240GB SSDs and larger now. Good price,...if Newegg and others dont jack it up,....
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