Intel intros third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series

Intel intros third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series

Summary: Intel is stepping up the storage capacities and dropping the price tags with the introduction of the third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series.

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Intel is stepping up the storage capacities and dropping the price tags with the introduction of the third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series.

As the successor to the X25-M SATA SSD series, the SSD 320 Series is destined for desktop and laptop computers for users ranging from the basic consumer to someone working in corporate IT. Especially for those who fall into the latter category, these solid state drives support 128-bit advanced encryption to protect sensitive data.

But more importantly, let's talk about speed. The 3Gbps SATA II interface is 66% percent faster in responsiveness than the previous generation with read and write times at 270MB/s and 220MB/s respectively.

With a 3-year limited warranty included, here's the pricing scale:

  • 40GB: $89
  • 80GB: $159
  • 120GB: $209
  • 160GB: $289
  • 300GB: $529
  • 600GB: $1,069

Those prices are touted as 30% cheaper than the previous generation, although note that the 300GB and 600GB options are brand new.

Topic: Intel

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  • RE: Intel intros third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series

    If we get another generation of drives by the fall, with a similar price reduction I'd guess the larger drives will be going mainstream!
    crimliar
  • RE: Intel intros third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series

    Why no 6GBs SATA?
    Wolflead6
  • RE: Intel intros third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series

    as usual intel has ridiculus prices for their products
    BRAIN-DRAIN
  • RE: Intel intros third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series

    To Bloody dear as usual from Intel it only costs them about $50 to produce the 300gb ssd
    mayres
  • RE: Intel intros third-generation Solid State Drive 320 Series

    I just paid $125 for a 1 Terabyte Seagate portable drive. Why would I buy a lesser amount for large sums as given by Intel? Hmmm... I think Intel needs to do some rethinking. I know these are Solid State drives and I would love to own one but the money is just too steep for these times. Michael in Denver
    MichaelinArizona_2008