Earlier this month, Intel launched new 510 Series solid state drives; today was her day to announce the arrival of the third generation of 320 Series SSDs.
In order to replace the current X25-M SSDs, the new drives are based on 25nm NAND flash memories, running under 3Gbps SATA connections. They will be placed on the market in a variety of capacities: 40GB (US $ 90), 80GB (US $ 160), 120GB (US $ 210), 160GB (US $ 290), 300GB (US $ 530) and up to 600GB (US $ 1,070) for purchases in quantity by OEMs, but on average 30% less than before.
According to Intel, the new SSDs 320 all 2.5 inches are more reliable than the previous ones, offering layers of redundancy for data protection and 128-bit AES encryption.
The following video shows two PCs side by side, but it gives a good idea of ??what these SSDs are capable of:
Numerically speaking, SSDs 320 reach 220Mbps for recording (double the performance of predecessors) and 270Mbps for reading. Not bad.