As rumored on various hardware sites earlier this month, the new Intel 330 Series SSDs unofficially hit the streets today. Here are some product and price shots from Akihabara, Tokyo:
According to the photos, the drives are equipped with 25nm MLC flash and a Sandforce 2281 controller just like the 520 Series, which raises some questions:
The 330 Series have now officially launched. And with that comes the authoritative answers:
So basically as speculated before, it is a significantly cheaper 520 with lower grade flash chips.
According to The Tech Report, it will not replace the 320 Series in the market.