Summary: Intel has priced its latest SSD 335 Series at Rs10,700 plus taxes for 240GB. This is very good pricing on Intel’s part given the performance it offers and the capacity of the drive. You’ll usually find 120GB SSDs at this price point and with much lower performance, so the SSD 335 makes for a very tempting buy.
Excerpt: Over the last three months we back tracked and covered 128GB class SSDs after all but dismissing their existence for nearly a year. After installing Windows 8 on a SuperSSpeed S301 SLC 120GB SSD, I think it was a mistake. Windows 8, like every version of Windows before it, takes more space than its predecessor used. As we're shown in the past, SSDs slow in a linier fashion to the amount of data on the flash.
Summary: It’s priced much lower than what we’re used to seeing from Intel, however, which is a step in the right direction but ultimately not enough to move the needle too much on our verdict chart. We’re not hating on this drive, but suffice to say we’re more excited about Intel’s next drive, which will hopefully use a new iteration of its SandForce controller.
Pros: Respectable performance across the board; relatively inexpensive
Cons: Not faster than previous drives; price should be even lower to be competitive; 9.5” tall
Summary: Intel has released its new Intel 335 Series SSDs featuring 20nm MLC NAND and a SandForce SF-2281 processor. Its new MLC NAND boasts impressive power and write specifications. This SSD is geared for the budget market, but will it be able to compete with low-cost TLC alternatives?
Excerpt: Looking back, Intel's 520 Series was the best SSD build using the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. Intel was allowed to build its own firmware for the 2281 and as a result didn't need to do the firmware dance. When SandForce need to make big changes to the programming in order to work with 19nm Toggle flash, Intel didn't need to follow the same path because they own a flash fab - well, 49% of it anyway.