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Intel Releases 20 nm, 240 GB Solid State Drive

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Intel just released its Solid-State Drive 335 Series.

The new drives uses 20 nm MLC flash that is manufactured at IMFT, Intel's flash joint-venture with Micron. The 335 is offered as a 240 GB SSD with a 6 Gbps SATA interface that delivers sustained sequential read speeds of up to 500 MBps and write speeds of up to 450 MBps.

According to Intel, the 2.5-inch, 9.5 mm drive achieves up to 42,000 read IOPS and 52,000 write IOPS. The average power consumption is 350 mW in operation and the reliability is rated at 1.2 million hours MTBF.

"The Intel SSD 335 uses Hi-K/metal gate planar cell technology, which overcomes NAND process scaling constraints to deliver the smallest-area NAND cell and die in the industry," said Rob Crooke, Intel vice president and general manager for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, in a prepared statement. "By pushing technology constraints and using process innovation, Intel can continue to progress SSD technology and pass along savings to our customers."

For a deep look inside the latest Intel SSD, check out our full review here.


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    aftcomet , October 31, 2012 12:09 AM
    Hopefully in 5 years I'll be able to get this at a good price!
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    rangas , October 31, 2012 12:18 AM
    you will, in 1 year
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    abbadon_34 , October 31, 2012 12:28 AM
    uhhhh wasn't this review in depth a few days ago?
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    deuketc , October 31, 2012 12:46 AM
    josef sommer "she makes money on the computer" "get fortunate and put in action the instructions
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    echondo , October 31, 2012 1:10 AM
    $100 Samsung 830 256GB SSD here I come!
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    adgjlsfhk , October 31, 2012 1:11 AM
    Wow, Tom's is really getting behind on the news. I saw this a few days ago. Grr. Oh, that was actually you guys who did a great review. You beat yourselves to this story and managed to get an in depth review before you could even give us basic specs. Why bother with this story?
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    dotaloc , October 31, 2012 2:25 AM
    "By pushing technology constraints and using process innovation, Intel can continue to progress SSD technology and pass along savings to our customers."

    Well, of course. Isn't "pass[ing] along savings to our customers" what Intel is known for? Oh, if you charge system builders, who then charge customers, it doesn't count?

    I appreciate Intel's R&D, regardless...but I buy value, which (aside efficiency -- great job there, Intel) usually leads me towards AMD. Obviously, the graphics are better, too...
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    fuzzion , October 31, 2012 2:30 AM
    I must say, once you have an SSD for your first drive , you will never go back.
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    monkeymonk , October 31, 2012 3:05 AM
    isnt this old news?...
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    cats_Paw , October 31, 2012 8:07 AM
    My thoughts exactly... The problem is i cant afford it 8(. I mean, i have a cool laptop, with a small ssd for OS, but i need my 500+ GB also, and that is far too expensive in SSD now.
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    ojas , October 31, 2012 10:56 AM
    You should visit your own website, Wolfgang.
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    jaber2 , October 31, 2012 3:06 PM
    I'm going to sit this out until the dust settles, at $1/GB its too high for my taste, I am willing to pay $.25/GB for above 200GB drives.