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tk7
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DC S3500 Series M.2 drive availability. Are they being poured into a black hole?

These drives supposedly launched back in November, yet I cant find an SSDSCKHB340G401 (340gig M.2) in general availability to save my life.... Any idea what the holdup is?

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jbenavides
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Hello the_autumn_soldier,

We are sorry to know you have not been able to locate any Intel® SSD DC S3500 Series 340GB, M.2 for sale.

As noted in the specifications from http://ark.intel.com/products/84290/Intel-SSD-DC-S3500-Series-340GB-M_2-80mm-SATA-6Gbs-20nm-MLC# @specifications Ark.Intel.com for this drive, it was launched on Q4, 2014. It is normal for some products to go out of stock, furthermore, since this is a business class SSD, and M.2 is not a mainstream form factor yet. You should be able to locate some through specialized online stores, or you mayhttp://www.intel.com/buy/us/en/reseller look for a reseller in your area to check about this.

There are two different SSD ordering codes that you can use when searching for this SSD model. The packaging and accessories may be different, but the SSD will be the same:

SSDSCKHB340G4 - Intel® SSD DC S3500 Series (340GB, M.2 80mm SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) Dual Sided, Generic 100 Pack

SSDSCKHB340G401 - Intel® SSD DC S3500 Series (340GB, M.2 80mm SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) Dual Sided, Generic Single Pack

tk7
Novice
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As you can see from my post, I was already using the order code SSDSCKHB340G401 in my search for the drive. Using the bulk order code does not yield a superior result.

Can you tell me if these drives are in mass production, or just limited numbers for OEM's?

jbenavides
Honored Contributor II
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The drive should be in production, however, we will research further on this since we checked and it appears to be out of stock in major stores.

We advise you to locate an Authorized reseller using the link provided before, as they may be able to get the drives for you even if they don't have any in stock at the moment.

Could you let us know how will you be using the drive; for personal use, business, government, or other?

tk7
Novice
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I will be using it for integration testing with a prototype HD cinema camera.

jbenavides
Honored Contributor II
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Thanks for the information. We will let you know once we have details about this matter.

idata
Community Manager
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The SSD DC S3500 M.2 devices are available to distributors but currently they are not available in online marketplaces. If you contact your local distributor ie. http://www.intel.sg/content/www/xa/en/resellers/where-to-buy/overview.html Find Intel® Authorized Distributors

They will be able to purchase the order code SSDSCKHB340G401. There may be a minimum quantity order.

Please also check your private messages.

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