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Hardware Roundup: Intel 520 Series SSD Edition

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 6, 2012 10:49AM
Author: Nemo

Intel has released a new series of solid state drives which pairs the LSI SandForce 2281 NAND controller with 25nm NAND flash memory. The drives are slated to be released in capacities ranging from 60GB to 480GB. The drive is designed for reliability and performance with a MTBF of 1.2 million hours and 550 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) sequential reads and up to 520MB/s sequential writes. Prices start at $149 for the 60GB version with the 480GB coming in just below the $1,000 mark. The 240GB version reviewed here by OCC will set you back about $509.

Intel 520 Series 240GB @ OCC
Intel SSD 520 240GB @ Bjorn3D
Intel 520 Series SSD Full Review - SandForce on Steroids? @ PC Perspective
Intel's 520 Series solid-state drive @ Tech Report
Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB @ TechSpot



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