Intel 330 Series SATA600

  • Intel 330 Series SATA600
80
Based on 17 scores, 49 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Extra capacity.
  • Low cost per gigabyte.
  • SATA 6 Gbps support.

Cons:

  • Slower than typical highend SSDs.
  • Pricey compared to other "mainstream" drives.

Expert reviews and ratings

By goldfries.com on

The 330 range of Intel SSD is one of Intel's new generation SSD that uses flash controllers made by SandForce instead of the ones by Intel. This review was made possible by Intel And here's the result of the test using CrystalDiskMark. Other...

By uk.hardware.info on

In June, 2012 we published a large group test of SSDs with capacities of 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB . Those are still the most popular sizes, judging from what people search for on Hardware.Info. The world of SSDs didn't stand still, and since then a...

By Computeractive on

The Intel 330 180GB SSD costs just 67p per gigabyte – this is significant as many previous models have been far more expensive. However, perhaps the most surprising thing about Intel's 330 SSD series (code named Maple Crest) is the controller it uses....

By X-bit Labs on

We’ve posted a number of reviews of solid state drives based on the second-generation SandForce controller. The rest of available controllers can only feel jealous of its popularity which is not even diminished by certain problems such as its somewhat...

By techPowerUp! on 88

Intel's 330 Series SSD offers 180 GB of storage capacity, which has the potential to turn into the new sweet spot segment. Nowadays, drives with 120 GB end up being too small for many users, but 240 GB is still too expensive. Also, many users don't...

By Computer Shopper on 70

Intel's mainstream SSD mostly impresses on performance and bundled accessories. It's priced a bit higher than some faster drives, though, so you may want to look elsewhere unless you put stock in Intel's stability and longevity claims....

By Hardware Secrets on

We can see from our tests that the Intel 330 Series 120 GB and the Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB are fairly evenly matched in terms of performance, as there were no tests in which one significantly outperformed the other.From the comparison table in the...

By theregister.co.uk on 80

Intel has pitched the 120GB 330 SSD into the most competitive SSD market segment – covering 120GB/128GB capacities. While there are cheaper SSDs in this price range, many will re-assured by the Intel badge on the device alone. That said, the warranty...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Strong performance, a great price and a useful upgrade kit, but other drives are quicker for the same...

By AnandTech on

Earlier this year Intel introduced its second SandForce based SSD: the Intel SSD 330. While Intel had previously reserved the 5xx line for 3rd party controllers, the 330 marks the first time Intel has used something other than its own branded...

By TechRadar on 70

Performance. Reliability. Affordability. All things you really want in a solid-state drive, but is it a case of never the twain shall meet? Until now the answer was yes, but the new Intel 330 Series SSD 60GB could be the first SSD to put the full package...

By HardwareHeaven on 92

Looking first at the build quality and design of the Intel 330 Series we have a drive which looks good from the top with its metal finish and the casing feels sturdy compared to some competitor products which can have a flimsy feel to the base. That...

By uk.hardware.info on

SSD prices are dropping so quickly that it makes more and more sense to have one in your PC. 120 or 128 GB versions you can find already for £90, and for less than twice that you can buy an SSD with double the capacity. It will still take a long time...

By Real World Labs on

Intel did it again. They decided to go a different route than everyone else. Instead of using crap Asynchronous NAND like every other drive manufacturer to produce a cost effective drive they used a slightly lower binned Synchronous NAND along with...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Intel recently introduced its SSD 330 family, positioned ahead of the SSD 320s and below the SSD 520s. Like the company's highest-end models, these drives employ SandForce's controller technology. We bought all three capacities and ran our tests on...

By uk.hardware.info on

OCZ was the first manufacturer to significantly cross the sub-£1 per GB threshold with the Petrol SSDs, but they were also slower than the competition. Intel's new SSD 330 series finds itself in the lower range of the SF-2281-based SSDs in the...

By Hardware Canucks on

Intel is known for their high end SSDs that throw caution and price points into the wind but their new 330 SSD family (with capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 160GB) is all about combining price and performance. By following in the footsteps of the highly...

By StorageReview on

Intel is presumably selling many SSD 520's to enthusiasts and the like who want one of the fastest and most reliable SSDs around for use in client systems. It makes sense then that Intel would extend their brand further in the mainstream space,...

International Review By overclockers.ru on

Ранее уже было рассмотрено довольно большое число накопителей, суммарно с новыми участниками выходит девятнадцать моделей – это практически все, что можно найти на рынке на сегодняшний день. Разумеется, существуют и иные твердотельные диски, но, как...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Autant le passage en RAID 0 des SSD Plextor n'était pas spécialement convainquant, autant ici, nous avons un peu de mieux, et cela pourrait donc justifier l'achat d'un deuxième disque plutôt que de prendre un modèle en 240 Go. Les performances en...