It’s been roughly two years since the SSD industry transitioned to SATA 3 and many believed that Intel had missed the bus. Early leaks of the ‘Intel Road Map’ showed a mere X25 upgrade creating concern as the industry was graduating to SATA 3 and Intel had no 6Gbps design in place. Intel jumped back to reality with the ‘Marvel’ based Intel 510 SATA 3 SSD and what we have seen since has been no less than remarkable. It is almost like the Intel SSD boardroom has been equipped with a healthy stock of Red Bull. Since the 510, we have seen releases of the 320 Series, 710, 520, 330, 910, and today Intel is introducing it’s 330 update, the Intel 335 Series 20nm SATA 3 SSD which is being released in only a 240GB capacity at this point. With an MSRP of only $184, we may soon see 240GB SSD pricing get pushed down to that of the 120/128GB level before you know it. The true question will be whether 20nm horsepower can finally allow for that sweet value/performance handshake the SSD arena has been waiting for.
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