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  • mattbowler - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    I love reading Anandtech, and is often the first site I visit on a browse, to read the thorough reviews and interesting news articles.

    However this is the most pointless piece of news I think I have seen :) Could simply have been written as:

    Intel releases 180GB version of the same drive it released in 240GB a few months back. Performs the same, bit cheaper.

    Yours
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  • Kristian Vättö - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    I admit that this definitely isn't a very interesting piece of news, but it's still a product announcement from a big company. I'll have something nice for you on Monday, trust me :-) Reply
  • webmastir - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    Aw. What a tease! Can't wait. Reply
  • mattbowler - Saturday, February 02, 2013 - link

    I look forward to it, keep up the good work! Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    I agree. This is dissappointing.

    I was expecting SOMETHING noteworthy about the 180GB version. Perhaps there's a version of the 180GB 335 that uses 25nm flash and Anandtech is warning us? Maybe there's a new controller that snuck its way onto this particular version of the 335? Nothing quirky like that, just an empty product release.
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  • mikedice - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    You can get the 240GB right now on Amazon for $193. This needs to be like $140-$150 Reply
  • webmastir - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    Really? Got a link handy? Reply
  • cmwris - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    $192.99 w/ Amazon Prime:
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Series-2-5-Inch-240GB-...
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  • Guspaz - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    *goes to amazon.com link*
    Huh, $193... But "We are not able to ship this item to your default shipping address."
    *changes .com to .ca*
    Huh, $293...
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  • Death666Angel - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    Glad to see I'm not the only one amazon.com won't ship to (though .de is something different than .ca) :D Reply
  • DominionSeraph - Saturday, February 02, 2013 - link

    You can get it for $200 (inc shipping) at newegg. ca.
    Better choice for you would be the 250GB Samsung 840 for $171 from DirectCanada.
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  • hrrmph - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    Ignore the naysayers. It was newsworthy for people who were waiting for that drive to appear in the smaller capacity.

    I'd much rather have more info about the availability of Intel SSDs, than too little.

    Also, your article was just about the right length for the event.

    I would remind people that these only have a 3-year warranty. That is a big roll-of-the-dice. I've noticed that most drives crap out before 5 years is up, so I generally don't buy drives unless they have a 5-year warranty.

    When I buy a drive, I basically count on the probability of having to eventually RMA it within 5 years. Some drives live past 5 years, but most of the ones that I use on a daily basis die younger than that.

    The problem with the 3-year warranty drives, is that you just can't count on them to croak within the 3-year window... and to not croak within the two years that follow :).

    That said, I've got two Intel 520 SSDs at the 180GB capacity point and they have been as solid as they get.

    -

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  • Death666Angel - Friday, February 01, 2013 - link

    Apart from my very first own HDD (20GB in a Pentium III 500MHz PC with an nVidia TNT 2), no HDD I ever owned has died. I still have an Agility 60GB, a Vertex 2 120GB, several 500/750 2.5" HDDs (between 2 and 4 years old), a 1TB and a 1.5TB external HDD approximately 5 years old and 8 2TB drives in 2 RAID arrays between 4 and 2 years old.

    You really got shitty luck :D.
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