Some from anand:
"Apparently the G2 controller had a number of features on-die, but not implemented in firmware. Things like full disk encryption and NAND redundancy never made it out in G2 but are here in the 320 all thanks to new firmware. And no, G2 owners aren't getting it."
Oh, and the failure rate per year went up by 50% (from 0.4% to 0.6%) but obviously Intel is learning from apple and applying their distortion field "it's the same".
"Idle power is a little higher than the X25-M G2 but both of our load tests show lower power usage than Intel's 2nd generation drive." except most computers spend most of their time idle, and in a laptop to have 3x more idle AND load power than the competition is a disgrace, let alone from Intel. The only good thing power-wise going for this is random writes at high queue depth.
And I have a problem with those specific results since all memory channels are saturated and the benefit of larger page size is huge. For anything less than 160Gb there will be a lot of disappointment.
Too late, too slow and too expensive (and not as reliable). Mainstream my a#$.