Intel has been offering SSDs for a long time now in versions aimed at enterprise use and the general consumer. Intel has announced that it has added a new SSD model to its 330 series that has 240 GB of storage. The SSD uses 6 Gb/s technology and promises impressive performance. The 230 series has sustained read speeds of up to 500 MB/s and sustained writes up to 450 MB/s.
The series uses 25nm MLC Intel NAND flash memory and is validated for three years of useful life. The new 240 GB capacity 330 series SSD and the other SSDs in the series are available in a retail box package that includes the needed SATA cables and a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch drive adapter allowing the SSD to be installed in a desktop computer.
Intel has also announced that it has reduced pricing on some of its SSDs, including the SSD 520 series, the 330 series, and the 320 series products. Sadly, Intel offers no details on the specific price cuts for the products. The new 240 GB SSD should be available now.