Intel 60GB 330 Series SSD Reseller Box Product Description
Upgrade your PC to the SATA-III 6Gb/s Intel Solid-State Drive 330 Series: The Perfect Blend of Cutting Edge Performance, Intel Quality, and Value. Best Value Upgrade
SATA-III 6Gb/s transfer rates are now available in the Intel Solid-State Drive 300 Family. The Intel SSD 330 Series is the ideal blend of speed, quality, and price providing a cutting-edge performance upgrade for your PC without breaking the bank. Technology and Performance
The SATA-III 6Gb/s interface doubles the data transfer rate from its SATA-II 3Gb/s predecessor, powering the Intel SSD 330 Series to blazing fast speeds of up to 500MB/s to handle your most demanding applications with ease. The end result: a vastly more responsive PC with quick operating system (OS) boot and application load times. Quality and Reliability You Can Trust
The Intel SSD 330 Series is based on highly reliable 25nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Intel NAND Flash Memory and validated for three years of worry-free useful life. Intel SSD 330 Series delivers the world class quality, reliability, and customer support you've come to expect from Intel.
Reseller Box includes 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor bracket and SATA Cables
Form Factor: 2.5"
Write: 400 MB/s
Read: 500 MB/s
Random Write 4K: 20500 IOPS
Height: 9.5 mm
Random Read 4K: 12000 IOPS
Power Consumption (active): 0.85W
Flash Type: MLC-Flash
Memory Type: 25nm MLC-Flash
Tremendous speed. Up there with the best of other drives that use the Sandforce SF-2281 controller.
Completed a new build with this drive, but after putting the machine to sleep (hybrid) a couple of times, the machine Blue screened with a STOP F4 code. Some quick googling suggested a common problem with some SSDs with firmware flaws.
The Intel SSD Toolbox (latest version off the Intel website) doesn't support updating the firmware on this drive. Instead I had to download and burn the Intel SSD firmware update tool to a CD.
However, after booting from this disk, the tool couldn't even detect the drive attached to the machine. At this point I decided to cut my losses and RMA the drive for a refund.
All in all, a very shabby showing from Intel. To think that I'd actually gone for this pricier drive thinking it would be more reliable than the competition because it's from Intel!
Luckily I had a brand new Kingston SSDnow V+200 lying here to replace the Intel drive with which works perfectly fine.
I've also built/upgraded a number of other machines with Corsair Force 3 SSDs as well and (touch wood) they're all running fine as well.