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Intel Announces Third-Generation SSD: Intel Solid-State Drive 320 Series

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Intel Corporation announced today its highly anticipated third-generation solid-state drive (SSD) the Intel Solid-State Drive 320 Series (Intel SSD 320 Series). Based on its industry-leading 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory, the Intel SSD 320 replaces and builds on its high-performing Intel X25-M SATA SSD. Delivering more performance and uniquely architected reliability features, the new Intel SSD 320 offers new higher capacity models, while taking advantage of cost benefits from its 25nm process with an up to 30 percent price reduction over its current generation.

"Intel designed new quality and reliability features into our SSDs to take advantage of the latest 25nm silicon, so we could deliver cost advantages to our customers," said Pete Hazen, director of marketing for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group. "Intel's third generation of SSDs adds enhanced data security features, power-loss management and innovative data redundancy features to once again advance SSD technology. Whether it's a consumer or corporate IT looking to upgrade from a hard disk drive, or an enterprise seeking to deploy SSDs in their data centers, the new Intel SSD 320 Series will continue to build on our reputation of high quality and dependability over the life of the SSD."

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So how are these compared to Vertex 2? :eek:
 
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seems to be at standard performance for an ssd, decent pricing though, if the 40gb can be around £50 in britain ssd's might have reached mainstream
 

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I've had bad luck with the only two solid state drives that I have owned. One was a Vertex which would randomly corrupt all of my data and more recently a Crucal C300 which likes to randomly freeze up of a second. Both were commonly reported firmware issues. I'm going to give an Intel drive a shot preferably one of these once you guys beta test them for a while.

So how are these compared to Vertex 2? :eek:
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hm that is fast boot up i would love to get one. but i must say that was a slow hdd boot time
 
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I use my ion htpc with a 7200RMP 1GB HDD in a scythe quiet drive, boots up to win7 way under 2x seconds. It's just a cheap slow system for web and movies only. I'm very curious why is the PC on the right side so terribly slow.:confused:

On the other hand the SSD on left side looks awesome;)
 
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Same controller as the G2 except with inferior 25nm flash? I'll buy a 160gb G2 once the prices drop.
How do you find 25nm flash inferior?
 
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