Intel has unveiled its third-generation solid state drive (SSD) 320 series
Intel has unveiled its third-generation solid state drive (SSD) 320 series, promising over two times faster sequential write speeds than its X25-M SSD.
The new Intel SSD 320 takes advantage of the latest 25nm process technology, while the 510, announced earlier in March, used second generation 34nm technology.
The SSD 320 comes in 40GB, 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, and new higher capacities of 300GB and 600GB.
It promises up to 39,500 input/output operations per second (IOPS) random reads and 23,000 IOPS random writes on its highest capacity drives.
This compares with X25-M's maximum read and write IOPS rates of 35,000 and 8,600 respectively.
The Intel SSD 320 offers sequential write speeds of up to 220MB/sec and read speeds of 270MB/sec.
By contrast, X25-M has sequential write speeds of 100MB/sec and read speeds of 250MB/sec.
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