CHIPMAKER Intel has released its third-generation 320 Series solid state disk (SSD) drives with 1,000 unit batch prices from $89 for 40GB parts up to the largest at $1,069.
Intel says its SSD 320 Series are for consumers and PC enthusiasts' notebooks and desktops. For those of you who like to buy your storage in batches of 1,000 the other capacity model prices are 80GB for $159, 120GB for $209, 160GB for $289, 300GB for $529 and 600GB at an attractive $1,069.
The drives all use 25nm scale NAND flash memory manufacturing technology, which Intel says delivers 30 per cent cost reduction benefits. Intel also claims the SSDs can provide 66 per cent more system responsiveness. And every drive has 128-bit encryption capabilities.
Pete Hazen, director of marketing for Intel's non-volatile memory solutions group said, "Intel's third generation of SSDs adds enhanced data security features, power-loss management and innovative data redundancy features."
The 320 Series SSDs use the 3Gbps SATA2 interface and Intel claims sequential write speeds of 220MB/sec and sequential read speeds of up to 270MB/sec. µ
Slack, hack and crack
A flaw in the protocol affects iOS, macOS and Windows 10
Wig wearer has issue with non-wig-wearer