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Low cost per gigabyte.
SATA 6 Gbps support.
3 year warranty.
Approaches high-end drives in some benchmark tests.
Custom firmware designed to increase drive stability and longevity.
Slower than typical highend SSDs.
Pricey compared to other "mainstream" drives.
9.5mm thickness means it won't fit in many laptops.
A bit sluggish (relatively speaking) in our real-world file-transfer test.
By Computeractive on February 07, 2013
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...
By techPowerUp! on December 21, 2012
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...
By Computer Shopper on December 10, 2012
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 November 20, 2012
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 RegHardware on August 08, 2012
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...
By Expert Reviews on August 06, 2012
Strong performance, a great price and a useful upgrade kit, but other drives are quicker for the same...
By TechRadar on July 24, 2012
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...
By HardwareHeaven on June 26, 2012
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 Real World Labs on May 17, 2012
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 May 16, 2012
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...
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