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Intel third-generation SSDs—— 320 series solid state drives(also called G3) will launch at the end of this month,which have got widely attention,as Intel SSDs are always considered to feature decent performance and quite popular with many consumers.

Although Intel 320 series SSDs haven’t been officially introduced,we bought one at Taobao(Just like Ebay but it is in China),the one we got was an 80GB model.Now let’s go on to see how the SSD will perform.
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Nominal increases? Did I read that right?
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The improvement could've been bigger if they didn't downclock the Ripjaws back to generic 1333Mhz
That's not how to take full advantage of an SSD
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Nominal increases? Did I read that right?
A bit more sequential, and a bit less 4k. Overall cannot even consider it an upgrade/improvement. Main thing (which these have already been marketed towards) is reduced pricing.

BTW: anyone interested, 1250 yuan/ 186 CAD for this at that chinese *bay. Not that it is indicative of the release price, just putting it out there in case anyone is interested.
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A bit more sequential, and a bit less 4k. Overall cannot even consider it an upgrade/improvement. Main thing (which these have already been marketed towards) is reduced pricing.

BTW: anyone interested, 1250 yuan/ 186 CAD for this at that chinese *bay. Not that it is indicative of the release price, just putting it out there in case anyone is interested.
Around ~190 USD for anyone wondering
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Does anyone know when SSD's are looking to be released with the new SandForce controllers?
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Around ~190 USD for anyone wondering
For the 120gb or 80gb? Either way it's overpriced. Why anyone would buy this over the 510 series is beyond me. The G3's are priced too close to the 510's. Maybe if the 120gb was $130-150.

@CAHOP240: Should be within the next week or two.
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The main point of these was to lower the prices a bit, hopefully they'll do that although I wouldn't put it past retailers jacking the prices up because its something new.
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Does anyone know when SSD's are looking to be released with the new SandForce controllers?
310 are not aiming to be top tier performance drives....

I believe Intel will be going with 3xx series for value drives while 5xx series for performance.
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The improvement could've been bigger if they didn't downclock the Ripjaws back to generic 1333Mhz
That's not how to take full advantage of an SSD
You on drugs?
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