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Intel's Bargain 330-Series SSD Leaked

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.

  • memadmax
    I'll take 10 of the 180gb drives and I want them the day before yesterday!
    lol
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  • jackbling
    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
    Those prices are pretty much inline with what is already on the market now.
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  • zdzichu
    IOPS?
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  • JohnnyLucky
    Doesn't seem like much of a discount.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    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
    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
    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
    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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