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Intel: Adding Capacity, Dropping Prices

Intel in April introduced a new family of SSDs, the 330 Series, which target the consumer market. They feature 6 gigabit-per-second SATA performance and capacity points of 16 GB, 120 GB and 180 GB.

The company in July added a new 240-GB model and also dropped the prices for many of its SSDs.

The Intel SSD 330 Series uses multi-level cell (MLC) NAND memory. The SSDs offer up to 500 megabytes-per-second sequential read speeds and up to 450 megabytes-per-second sequential write speeds, along with random read performance of up to 22,500 IOs per second and 33,000 write IOs per second.