Intel Launches New SSD Series

With fast throughput performance and new security features, the SSD 520 will benefit any application requiring high bandwidth and low latency. By ChannelPro

Intel has launched a new solid-state drive (SSD), the Intel SSD 520 Series.

This 6GB/s SATA III SSD is produced from Intel's compute-quality 25-nanometer NAND memory process technology, and is ideal for PC enthusiasts, gamers, or SMBs. With fast throughput performance and new security features, the SSD 520 will benefit any application requiring high bandwidth and low latency.

Features

Features of the Intel SSD 520 Series include:

  • Wide range of user capacities, from 60GB to 480GB
  • AES 256 bit encryption and stronger password protection
  • Up to 80,000 maximum 4K random write IOPS
  • Sequential read performance of up to 550MB/s with up to 520MB/s sequential writes
  • 5 year limited warranty

Based on 1,000-unit quantities, the Intel SSD 520 Series is priced as follows: 60GB for $149, 120GB at $229, 180GB at $369, 240GB at $509 and 480GB at $999. For more information, visit www.intel.com/go/ssd.