The Intel 335 Series Solid State Drive made an unexpected appearance in Japan. Under SKU code SSDSC2CT240A4K5 this SSD is now on sale in Japan. This particular model has a 240 GB capacity, and obviously comes with a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface. The controller empowering the product is the SandForce SF-2281 controller combined with 20 nm MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory.
Intel's 335 Series SSD delivers read/write speeds of up to 500/450 MB/s. The products costs ¥16,980 which is roughly $214. 80 GB and 180 GB models are prone to be released in Q1 2013.