Intel 330 SSD: More savings and user-friendly drive

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How does Intel 330 SSD works?

What kind of specifications does it have that shows good performance?

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Intel 330 SSD: More savings and user-friendly drive


Intel 330 series 120GB (60 GB and 180 GB also available):

Manufactured 25nm NAND fabrication process
Size: 2.5in
Interface: SATA 6Gbps
Form Factor: 2.5”
Controller: not specified but probably Sandforce
Sequential Read: 500MB/s
Sequential Write: 450MB/s
Random Read 4K Performance: 22.5K IOPS
Random Write 4K Performance: 33K IOPS

It has a great performance with a relatively modest asking price. Many of their drives have always been very expensive for a device.

The 300-series is looking for a combination of low price but great performance drive to handle your most demanding applications with ease. A vastly more responsive PC with quick operating system (OS) boot and application load times, significantly out-performing a typical consumer hard disk drives (HDD). 

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Intel 330 SSD: More savings and user-friendly drive


Intel’s SSD 330 is one of the company’s newest line of consumer SSD products.

Its predecessors are the X25-M series, and the SSD 320 series. It is Intel’s first SATA SSD that can process 6 GB/s of data.

The 180 GB version of SSD 330 is not as expensive as with 240 GB drives available in the market. Below are the basic specifications of Intel SSD 330 Series Maple Crest 180 GB:

  • Controller – Sandforce SF-2281
  • Form Factor – 2.5"
  • Interface – SATA 6 GB/s
  • TRIM Support – yes
  • Model – 330 Series 180 GB
  • NCQ Support – yes
  • Flash Type – Intel MLC, 25 nm 29F16B08CCME2
  • Capacity – 180 GB, only 167.7 GB is the actual usable space and 8 GB is allotted for over provisioning
  • Firmware Version – 300i
  • Warranty – 3 years

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