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Intel's Bargain 330-Series SSD Leaked

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Several online retailers have begun listing the new Intel SSD 330-series.

According to SabrePC, the MLC-based SSD will be available in three configurations, 60, 120 and 180 GB. The devices include a SATA 6 Gbps interface and promise sequential data transfer rates of up to 450 MBps for write processes and up to 500 MBps for read processes.

The published information also hints to a discount price of the drives, which are indicated to sell at SabrePC for $89 (60 GB), $149 (120 GB) and $234 (180 GB). As the drives are not officially announced yet, the devices are listed as "out of stock". We are expecting the 330-series to be officially announced late this month or early in May.

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    jackbling , April 2, 2012 7:05 PM
    those prices seem to be more in line with current standards, than a "bargain"; will be interesting to see benches.
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    sporkimus , April 2, 2012 7:08 PM
    Those prices are pretty much inline with what is already on the market now.
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    jackbling , April 2, 2012 8:30 PM
    powellbyron238my neighbor's half-sister earned $12767 last week. she been making cash on the laptop and moved in a $539000 house. All she did was get blessed and put into use the guide reported on this web site http://www.lazycash1.com


    Dark Helmet: Before you die there is something you should know about us, Lone Star.
    Lone Starr: What?
    Dark Helmet: I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
    Lone Starr: What's that make us?
    Dark Helmet: Absolutely nothing! Which is what you are about to become.
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    memadmax , April 2, 2012 7:04 PM
    I'll take 10 of the 180gb drives and I want them the day before yesterday!
    lol
  • 16 Hide
    jackbling , April 2, 2012 7:05 PM
    those prices seem to be more in line with current standards, than a "bargain"; will be interesting to see benches.
  • 15 Hide
    sporkimus , April 2, 2012 7:08 PM
    Those prices are pretty much inline with what is already on the market now.
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    zdzichu , April 2, 2012 7:30 PM
    IOPS?
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    JohnnyLucky , April 2, 2012 7:36 PM
    Doesn't seem like much of a discount.
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    dragonsqrrl , April 2, 2012 7:37 PM
    jackblingthose prices seem to be more in line with current standards, than a "bargain"; will be interesting to see benches.

    Ya, it doesn't seem much cheaper than the current 520 pricing. But if the performance holds up then it could very well be a bargain.
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    LuckyDucky7 , April 2, 2012 7:54 PM
    So what controller do these have?
    Is it SandForce?
    Marvell?

    Or did Intel come up with a 6GB/s controller of their own?
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    boiler1990 , April 2, 2012 7:59 PM
    LuckyDucky7So what controller do these have?Is it SandForce? Marvell? Or did Intel come up with a 6GB/s controller of their own?


    I hope it's Intel's controller - it's been very reliable on the 320 drives.
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    icrf , April 2, 2012 8:03 PM
    The popular going guess is that it's an SF controller, only paired with asynch NAND. Something like:

    Intel 520 : Intel 330 :: OCZ Vertex : OCZ Agility
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    jackbling , April 2, 2012 8:30 PM
    powellbyron238my neighbor's half-sister earned $12767 last week. she been making cash on the laptop and moved in a $539000 house. All she did was get blessed and put into use the guide reported on this web site http://www.lazycash1.com


    Dark Helmet: Before you die there is something you should know about us, Lone Star.
    Lone Starr: What?
    Dark Helmet: I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
    Lone Starr: What's that make us?
    Dark Helmet: Absolutely nothing! Which is what you are about to become.
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    scook9 , April 2, 2012 8:33 PM
    Intel or SandForce controller, that is what I want to know. I am still waiting for an Intel-made Sata 6gbps controller
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    eddieroolz , April 2, 2012 8:40 PM
    I think Crucial m4 is cheaper than these at 128GB and perform better.
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    cknobman , April 2, 2012 9:18 PM
    bargain my @ss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    mickey21 , April 2, 2012 10:55 PM
    jackblingDark Helmet: Before you die there is something you should know about us, Lone Star. Lone Starr: What? Dark Helmet: I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate. Lone Starr: What's that make us? Dark Helmet: Absolutely nothing! Which is what you are about to become.
    Funny, but next time you quote something like that, you might want to actually delete the link instead of further posting the most likely virus infected website...
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    joescalon , April 2, 2012 10:56 PM
    markymark5005Crucial m4 is cheaper and they DO perform better!http://goo.gl/Lc0j4


    I'm confused your link shows a 155$ 128 GB hdd, with same read and only 175 write?? so how is that outperforming and cheaper?
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    SuperVeloce , April 2, 2012 10:59 PM
    amdfreakOCZ and other manufacturers easily outperform this one. Bad job Intel.

    lol for you and everyone here: Intel is in another league when looking for reliability. No maker can compare, especially OCZ (read countless pages on forums from people with dead practically new SSD-s). Oh, and maybe max. read of large files is not as fast, but reading of small files is just as fast as any other maker. Case closed!
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    alidan , April 3, 2012 12:07 AM
    intel is known for their reliability, if these drives dont skimp on that, they very well are a bargin price, considering intel drives are significantly more costly usually.
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    joeman99 , April 3, 2012 12:22 AM
    How does the 330 series compare with the 520?
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    acoriano , April 3, 2012 1:37 AM
    Bargain? I dont get it.... SSD are all a rip-off, i dont care how fast or how cool they are, i will not buy one till they effectivly get bigger and cheaper.
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    SuperVeloce , April 3, 2012 2:43 AM
    the biggest bottlenech is HDD. Obviously you never tried SSD. No amount of ram, speed of cpu and so on will help you if HDD si loading random small files 10.000x times slower than the next thing waiting in line (ram). SSD for system and demanding apps, HDD for storage. It's as simple as that.

    Sell your computer and buy a cyrix 486 from scrapyard. everything else is a ripoff for you...
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