Friday, February 1st 2013

Intel SSD 335 Series Expanded with New 180 GB Model

Intel made an addition to its SSD 335 line of performance-segment consumer SSDs, which is currently available in just one capacity, 240 GB. The new 180 GB variant (SKU: SSDSC2CT180A4K5) retains the feature-set and rated speeds of its older sibling, boasting of up to 500 MB/s reads, up to 450 MB/s writes, and up to 52,000 IOPS 4K random write throughput. Based on the LSI-SandForce SF-2281 processor, the drive features 20 nm MLC NAND flash chips by IMFlash Technologies (Intel, Micron JV).

In addition, Intel updated the drive body design, which will also apply to newer batches of the 240 GB variant. The new design consists of a brace running the perimeter of the drive (without affecting its 2.5-inch 9 mm-thick size compliance), and a "circuit board" print art. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the Intel SSD 335 180 GB is priced at US $179.99.
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8 Comments on Intel SSD 335 Series Expanded with New 180 GB Model

#1
hellrazor
Well, is the art a copy the actual circuit board or just random lines?
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#2
shiny_red_cobra
Why would we need art on a piece of hardware that's enclosed in a case for the entire duration of its useful life? :wtf:
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#3
james888
by: shiny_red_cobra
Why would we need art on a piece of hardware that's enclosed in a case for the entire duration of its useful life? :wtf:
Why do people color coordinate their parts?
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#4
btarunr
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by: shiny_red_cobra
Why would we need art on a piece of hardware that's enclosed in a case for the entire duration of its useful life? :wtf:
The art is a last-ditch effort to attract you to buy it.
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#5
Jizzler
Going up in capacity might have helped :laugh:
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#6
Prima.Vera
by: Jizzler
Going up in capacity might have helped :laugh:
Going down in price might have helped :laugh:
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#7
Cortex
Decreasing endurance didn't helped :p. I'd take 330 instead.
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#8
imitation
Why would you need more endurance? The Sandforce chip is bound to fail earlier than the flash anyways...
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