Intel has bolstered its line up of low cost solid-state hard drives with the new 335 series, the company's first to ship with 20 nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory.
The SATA 6Gbit/s drive will sport 500MB/s read speeds and 450MB/s write speeds, Intel claimed.
"By pushing technology constraints and using process innovation, Intel can continue to progress SSD technology and pass along savings to our customers," said Intel general manager for the its Non-Volatile Memory Solutions group, Rob Crooke.
The 335 series succeeds Intel's 330 series SSD. Intel's newest SSD improves upon its predecessor by reducing the power consumption of the drive. The 335 series SSD runs at an active power consumption level of 350 milliwatts (mW), compared to the 330 series' 850 mW.
Intel also reduced the SSDs circuitry widths with the 335 series, which allows Intel to place more storage on a smaller piece of silicon which reduces production costs.
The 335 will come in only one capacity, offering 240GB of storage. Intel said the 335 will slot into 2.5in drives. The company will also offer a three year warranty for the SSD.
Intel's 335 series SSD is available now at a suggested retail price of $184.
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