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Intel Adds Return Addresses to SSD Labels

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 17 comments

Intel announced a slight revision to its 520, 525 and DC S3700 series SSDs.

The company said that it has added its return address to the product labels in order to comply with new regulatory requirements in the U.S. The company said that it will aim to deplete its old product inventory, but noted that there is a chance that customers will be receiving a mixed inventory of pre- and post-conversion SSDs.

The return address for Intel's SSDs is:

Intel Corporation
Attn: Corporate Quality
2200 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1549

The affected SSDs are:

Series 520: 60 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB
Series 525: 120 GB
series DC S3700: 100 GB, 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB

 

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  • 22 Hide
    SchizoFrog , January 12, 2013 6:28 PM
    xendromeSlow news day huh... ever post like this, further drops the credibility of this site in to even deeper negative numbers then it is already in

    Bad grammar and spelling reduces the credibility of your negative comment.
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    freggo , January 12, 2013 7:33 PM
    "new regulatory requirements in the U.S"

    Why did you not include some background info on this law explaining it's goal / purpose... and you'd have an informative article.
    As it stands it provides information that are meaningless to consumers of these SSDs.
  • 12 Hide
    boulbox , January 12, 2013 7:18 PM
    Why is there so much people complaining about news?

    It's not like you will find something interesting on the newspaper every single day(maybe besides the comic section).
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    LukeCWM , January 12, 2013 6:26 PM
    Any news on when we can purchase the S3700 SSDs?
  • 22 Hide
    SchizoFrog , January 12, 2013 6:28 PM
    xendromeSlow news day huh... ever post like this, further drops the credibility of this site in to even deeper negative numbers then it is already in

    Bad grammar and spelling reduces the credibility of your negative comment.
  • 0 Hide
    Angry Bellic , January 12, 2013 6:28 PM
    I have the Intel 520 SSD.
  • 10 Hide
    tului , January 12, 2013 7:12 PM
    A link to the new regulatory requirement would be nice.
  • 12 Hide
    boulbox , January 12, 2013 7:18 PM
    Why is there so much people complaining about news?

    It's not like you will find something interesting on the newspaper every single day(maybe besides the comic section).
  • 19 Hide
    freggo , January 12, 2013 7:33 PM
    "new regulatory requirements in the U.S"

    Why did you not include some background info on this law explaining it's goal / purpose... and you'd have an informative article.
    As it stands it provides information that are meaningless to consumers of these SSDs.
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    ddpruitt , January 12, 2013 8:18 PM
    Quote:
    The company said that it has added its return address to the product labels in order to comply with new regulatory requirements in the U.S.


    Actually it's to comply with EU regulations. Intel doesn't specify what regulation, my guess is it has to do something with E-Waste.

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    bigdragon , January 12, 2013 8:30 PM
    Oh man! I bet this makes the new drives a whole lot faster just like racing stripes for economy cars! Zoom!

    On a more serious note, what moronic governing body passed this requirement law and why? Thanks for wasting my tax dollars and screwing up my future, grumpy old men.
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    catswold , January 12, 2013 9:06 PM
    bigdragonOh man! I bet this makes the new drives a whole lot faster just like racing stripes for economy cars! Zoom!On a more serious note, what moronic governing body passed this requirement law and why? Thanks for wasting my tax dollars and screwing up my future, grumpy old men.

    The capacity for "do-gooders" to heap more and more regulations on people and industry is limitless. Passing new laws and regulations justifies their existence (in their own little minds). To paraphrase an old adage, Government hates a regulatory vacuum. Passing laws for the sake of passing laws (and restricting freedom).
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    abbadon_34 , January 12, 2013 9:16 PM
    No no no, it's a poor attempt at an easy RMA process, a few stamps and into the mail !

    edit: I wonder how long until someone tries it ...
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    tului , January 12, 2013 10:14 PM
    catswoldThe capacity for "do-gooders" to heap more and more regulations on people and industry is limitless. Passing new laws and regulations justifies their existence (in their own little minds). To paraphrase an old adage, Government hates a regulatory vacuum. Passing laws for the sake of passing laws (and restricting freedom).

    I would like to see the reasoning behind doing this. Surely this is a side effect of some other thing. Who could possibly think "let's make SSD manufacturer's put addresses on their items. Although I could see having a requirement for any product to have the company's address included somewhere in the packaging, putting it on the product seems odd.
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    Anonymous , January 12, 2013 11:16 PM
    Lets just drop back to "slow news day" and leave it at that.
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    junixophobia , January 13, 2013 3:35 AM
    Fucked up people, if you dont like the news then dont freakin read it DUMBASS!
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    rwinches , January 13, 2013 7:41 PM
    It clearly states this is a return address, in the title.
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    ubercake , January 14, 2013 12:17 PM
    bigdragonOh man! I bet this makes the new drives a whole lot faster just like racing stripes for economy cars! Zoom!On a more serious note, what moronic governing body passed this requirement law and why? Thanks for wasting my tax dollars and screwing up my future, grumpy old men.

    It's the drug (hippy) generation running the country. It's only going to get worse.