In­tel SSD 335 Se­ries

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The 335 SSD se­ries is sand­wiched be­tween 330 and 520 se­ries. The prime dif­fer­en­tia­tor be­tween 335 se­ries and the other two is the un­der­ly­ing MLC NAND flash me­mory used. While 330 and 520 se­ries are based on 25 nm NAND, the 335 se­ries is based on 20 nm NAND process. To put all this in ‘English’, 335 se­ries is built us­ing tech­nol­ogy that al­lows In­tel to put more tran­sis­tors on the die which in turn en­ables more ca­pac­ity and at the same time price is kept un­der con­trol. Be­sides th­ese ben­e­fits, the SSD built us­ing 20 nm pro­cesses would con­sume lesser power as com­pared to those us­ing 25 nm. In­tel 335 se­ries has only one mem­ber with 240 GB ca­pac­ity in 2.5 inch form fac­tor and a SATA 6 GB/s in­ter­face (for quick data trans­fer). If you have a ma­chine that sup­ports only 3.5 inch drives, then one can use the bun­dled 3.5-inch mount­ing bracket.

We tested the trans­fer rate of this drive us­ing HD Tune 2.55 bench­mark on a Core i7 3.30 GHz ma­chine with 3 GB RAM and Win­dows 7 32-bit OS. We got an av­er­age trans­fer rate of 198 MB/s. This is quite low when com­pared with In­tel SSD 520 se­ries 240 GB SSD that we re­viewed in May 2012, which gave 318 MB/s. But this low per­for­mance is also ac­com­pa­nied with a much lower price. While In­tel’s MRP for 520 is $318, the 335 costs only $184.

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