Intel Ships SSD 330 Line: Starts At Just $89 for 60GB
The new 330 line is a SATA 6Gbps-based SSD family that'll ship in 60GB, 120GB and 180GB sizes. The real kicker? That starting price of just $89. Yes, $89! Intel is using 25nm process technology here, and says that it can provide up to 500 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) sequential read speeds and up to 450MB/s sequential write speeds for faster data transfers. Random read performance can go up to 22,500 Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and 33,000 write IOPS.
The Intel SSD 330 Series comes in a standard 2.5-inch/9.5mm form factor, and is shipping today at the suggested channel price of $89 for a 60GB drive, $149 for a 120GB drive and $234 for a 180GB drive. So, impulse buy, or wait?