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News Intel launches 20nm 335 Series SSD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 30 Oct 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    So there'll be no real world difference?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    If they can shrink to a 20nm process and not lose capacity, performance or longevity, then that's considered a win. Think of NAND flash process shrinks as the exact opposite of CPU process shrinks.

    What it *should* do is lead to cheaper SSDs, as Intel can fit more chips on a single silicon wafer. Initially, however, the lower yields of the new process will wipe out the savings - hence the £160 price to rivals' £110-150 price ranges.
     
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    um... ocz already has a 240gb flash drive with higher sequential read/writes, good reviews on reliability, and its cheaper then these.
     
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    - Fixed that for you

    Seeing an Intel SSD of such capacity for that price is quite a surprise. As the yields start to improve maybe the price will drop to the sweet spot. My only concern is why some manufacturers release 240GB instead of 256GB, as it's known, the real "estate" is always less than the announced thus making the 256GB option more appealing.
     
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    Reliability figures on these?
     
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    any reliability issues like OCZ's.... I was previously an owner of an OCZ issues which gave nothing but pain... dont want to change my Crucial this time unless its approved to be reliable by communities
     

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