The company Intel does not really need much of an introduction. It has been a market and technology leader in CPU technology since ages. One of their less well-known area of expertise is the production of flash memory chips, so it comes as no surprise that Intel went into the Solid-Storage business not too long ago.
Intel's 320 Series SSD is based on the aging X25-M, so it does not support the new SATA 6 Gbps interface. Also the drives have been plagued by some data loss issues not too long ago, which are supposed to be fixed with a new firmware. We installed the new firmware on our drive and can report that no data has been lost so far.
|Specifications: Intel 320 Series SSD|
|Model:||320 Series 300 GB|
|Flash Type:||Intel MLC, 25 nm|
|Capacity||300 GB (279.50 GB usable)|
20 GB overprovisioning
|Interface:||SATA 3 Gbps|