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Intel To Offer Five Years Warranty On SSD 320

Chip maker Intel has extended the warranty of its SSD 320 solid state drive offering to five years.

The other SSD offerings from the company, however, will remain at three years but the company is expected to increase the warranty of SSDs sold to enterprise customers to five years.

Intel first launched the SSD 320 back in March in two 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch variants. The 1.8-inch model is available in 80GB, 160GB and 300GB while the 2.5-inch model comes in 40GB, 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 300GB and 600GB.

According to PC World, the company chose to increase the warranty of the device so early after its launch was because of the increased in-the-field reliability of the 25nm NAND flash technology used in the SSD.

“We already see that the next generation on 25-nm NAND is just as reliable if not better, than our previous generation,” Intel’s Troy Winslow, director of product marketing, said in a statement.

“We are backing up our reliability claims by giving our customers an even longer warranty term. We see this as a way to reinforce that not all SSDs are created equal.” he added.

The new warranty will imply to existing owners of the SSD drive and the new ones.