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Intel 330 Series specs and positioning

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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:

 

http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/hotline/20120414/etc_intel.html

 

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:

 

  1. The drives are cheaper than the 520 Series, so what compromises/downgrades were made to meet that price?
  2. Will the 330 Series replace the 320 Series or will they coexist in the short or long term?

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