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Intel announces 25nm SSD 320 series

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2011 17:02 User comments (5)

Intel announces 25nm SSD 320 series Intel Corporation today announced its third generation Solid-State Drive 320 Series.
The SSDs are based on 25-nanometer NAND flash memory, replacing and building on the high-performance Intel X25-M SATA SSD. "Intel designed new quality and reliability features into our SSDs to take advantage of the latest 25nm silicon, so we could deliver cost advantages to our customers," said Pete Hazen, director of marketing for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group.

"Intel's third generation of SSDs adds enhanced data security features, power-loss management and innovative data redundancy features to once again advance SSD technology. Whether it's a consumer or corporate IT looking to upgrade from a hard disk drive, or an enterprise seeking to deploy SSDs in their data centers, the new Intel SSD 320 Series will continue to build on our reputation of high quality and dependability over the life of the SSD."

The Intel SSD 320 Series comes in 40GB, 80GB, 120GB, 160GB and new higher capacity 300GB and 600GB versions, and uses the SATA II interface (3Gbps). The SSD Series produces up to 39,500 input/output operations per second (IOPS) random reads and 23,000 IOPS random writes on its highest-capacity drives.

In addition, the company has more than doubled sequential write speeds from its second generation to 220MB/s sequential writes and still maintains one of the highest read throughputs at up to 270MB/s sequential reads.

Intel SSD 320 prices, based on 1,000-unit quantities, are as follows: 40GB at $89; 80GB at $159; 120GB at $209; 160GB at $289; 300GB at $529 and 600GB at $1,069. Consumer pricing will depend on retailers.

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5 user comments

130.3.2011 10:52
lissenup3
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I could really use one of those 300 or 600Gb versions. SSD is such a scam. Conveniently priced as a luxury. The newness of the technology is no longer the reason for the high prices. Can't wait 'till a 256Gb is down to 75 bucks. Few more years for that though.

On a positive note; now that OCZ is done making RAM and only making SSD.........prices may drop more quickly.

231.3.2011 8:26

Now here is the big question how legit is that boot, are they the same model laptop, are they both warm or cold, do they have the same ram, CPU. I love the boot time of the drive it looks creamy but i just don't see how it takes over a minute to boot 7, yes i know it is windows and all being a linux user myself it would make nix run OMG jizztastic then it all ready is but the question i am asking is that could this be proven.

If anyone has one post up a vid on utube :P

Nice drive tho :)

331.3.2011 10:12
lissenup3
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Originally posted by Zealousi:
Now here is the big question how legit is that boot, are they the same model laptop, are they both warm or cold, do they have the same ram, CPU. I love the boot time of the drive it looks creamy but i just don't see how it takes over a minute to boot 7, yes i know it is windows and all being a linux user myself it would make nix run OMG jizztastic then it all ready is but the question i am asking is that could this be proven.

If anyone has one post up a vid on utube :P

Nice drive tho :)


Just watched and I gotta agree. Here's what I'm thinking; An SSD will make a P.O.S. slow computer boot disproportionately faster than using a 7200 spin in the same slow ass computer. I'm guessing those are slow ass computers because my desktop shuts down and reboots in about a minute.

I dunno........just speculating.

42.4.2011 10:52

Which is better, the Intel or the Sandforce SSDs?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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52.4.2011 11:59

You guys are kidding, right? If you bother watching the video you would clearly see the laptop specs were listed.

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