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Old 7th February 2012, 06:49   #1
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Default Intel's 520 Series solid-state drive

Intel has gotten a lot of mileage out of the SSD controller it designed for the original X25-M. This chip made its debut in 2008, back when Justin Bieber was underground. Since then, the same controller architecture has been stretched over three generations of consumer drives. With each refresh have come firmware enhancements and new flash memory chips built using finer fabrication techniques. The latest in that lineage is the Intel 320 Series, which features 25-nm MLC NAND.

Despite this cutting-edge flash, the 320 Series can't keep up with the performance of its contemporary rivals. That doesn't seem to bother Intel, whose long-term relationship with the controller has become an open one. Last year, ...

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