Intel announces 330 Series SSDs
Laurence Howe+ / 2 years ago
Intel Corporation announced today the Intel Solid-State Drive 330 Series, a SATA 6 gigabit-per-second solid-state drive that gives consumers a more affordable entry into the accelerated storage performance of SSDs.
“An SSD is still the single best upgrade you can make to your existing PC, and the Intel SSD 330 Series gives users the latest Intel SSD technology at a price to meet their budget,” said James Slattery, product line manager for client SSDs, Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “Backed by Intel’s rigorous testing process, the Intel SSD 330 Series offers our users the speed they need at a great price, backed by world-class manufacturing, reliability and tech support.”
Unlike a traditional hard disk drive with spinning disks and moveable parts, SSDs offer a more rugged, low-power storage solution that dramatically improves system performance to keep up with today’s I/O-intensive applications. The Intel SSD 330 Series contains Intel 25-nanometer multi-level cell NAND memory. Its SATA 6 Gb/s interface doubles the bandwidth of its current SATA 3 Gb/s Intel SSD 320 Series, providing up to 500 megabytes-per-second sequential read speeds and up to 450 MB/s sequential write speeds for faster data transfers. Random read performance can go up to 22,500 Input-Output Operations Per Second and 33,000 write IOPS to boost overall application and system responsiveness, significantly outperforming a typical consumer hard disk drive.
The Intel SSD 330 Series comes in a standard 2.5-inch/9.5 mm form factor as a replacement to a slower-performing HDD. It can be used in a dual-drive desktop PC configuration to speed up boot times and applications speeds, or as a single-drive notebook upgrade.
Available beginning today at worldwide retailers and online e-tailers, the Intel SSD 330 Series is offered at the suggested channel price of $89 for a 60 GB drive, $149 for a 120 GB drive and $234 for a 180 GB drive. It is also backed by a 3-year limited warranty.