Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive Announced

Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive

Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive

Intel announced its latest solid state drive, the SSD 520 series using Intel’s 25nm NAND memory process technology. To deliver enhanced performance for PC enthusiasts, gamers, professionals or small-medium businesses (SMBs), Intel’s new SSD uses SATA III interface and an LSI SandForce flash storage processor with an Intel co-defined and validated firmware release.

The 2.5-inch SSD 520 series provides up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write speeds and up to 80,000 maximum 4K random write IOPS and up to 50,000 4K random read IOPS performance. Available in capacities from 60GB to 480GB, the drive includes Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bit encryption capabilities and strong password protection for added security.

The Intel SSD 520 Series is priced as follows, based on 1,000-unit quantities: 60GB for $149, 120GB at $229, 180GB at $369, 240GB at $509 and 480GB at $999. All models will come in 9.5mm form factor and the 120GB, 180GB and 240GB models will also available in 7mm form factor.

Capacity
Sequential
Read/Write (up to)2
Random 4KB
Read1/Write3 (up to)
Form Factor
60GB SATA 6Gb/s       550 MB/s / 475 MB/sSATA 3Gb/s       280 MB/s / 245 MB/s 15,000 IOPS / 80,000 IOPS 9.5 mm 2.5 inch SATA
120GB SATA 6Gb/s       550 MB/s / 500 MB/sSATA 3Gb/s       280 MB/s / 260 MB/s 25,000 IOPS / 80,000 IOPS 7 mm and 9.5 mm
2.5 inch SATA
180GB SATA 6Gb/s       550 MB/s / 520 MB/sSATA 3Gb/s       280 MB/s / 260 MB/s 50,000 IOPS / 80,000 IOPS 7 mm and 9.5 mm
2.5 inch SATA
240GB SATA 6Gb/s       550 MB/s / 520 MB/sSATA 3Gb/s       280 MB/s / 260 MB/s 50,000 IOPS / 80,0000 IOPS 7 mm and 9.5 mm
2.5 inch SATA
480GB SATA 6Gb/s       550 MB/s / 520 MB/sSATA 3Gb/s       280 MB/s / 260 MB/s 50,000 IOPS / 50,000 IOPS 9.5 mm 2.5 inch SATA

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