Intel just announced its new SSD 330 Series of solid state drive which utilizes the SATA III 6Gbps interface, this new series was designed with budget-conscious consumers in mind. The new SSD 330 Series is based on Intel’s 25nm MLC NAND flash memory and has SandForce’s SF-2281 controllers, instead of Intel’s own chip.
The SSD 330 series offers up to 500MB/s sequential read speeds and up to 450MB/s sequential write speeds for faster data transfers and also a random read performance of up to 22,500IOPS and 33,000 write IOPS which boasts overall application and system responsiveness thus outperforming a typical consumer hard drive.
The new SSD 330 Series is available in 60GB, 120GB and 180GB capacities in the 2.5-inch form factor. The drive will be aimed at entry-level users and mainstream client users with a suggested retail price of $89, $149 and $234, respectively.