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Intel 520 'Cherryville' SSD Series Announced

By Joy Hou - on 7 Feb 2012, 6:58pm

Intel 520 'Cherryville' SSD Series Announced

Intel announced the Intel SSD 520 Series - its fastest, most robust client/consumer SSD to date.

Utilizing Intel's 25nm NAND memory process technology and codenamed Cherryville, the SATA 6Gbps SSD boasts fast throughput performance and new security features, so users will enjoy faster performance for graphic renderings, compiling, data transfers and system boot-ups.

Unlike the traditional HDD with spinning disks and moveable parts, an SSD is based on silicon, NAND flash memory specifically, to create a lower power, more reliable and significantly faster storage solution which keeps up with demanding applications, Internet streaming and intense multi-tasking.

Powered by the LSI SandForce Flash Storage Processor with an Intel co-defined and validated firmware release, the Intel SSD 520 delivers up to 80,000 maximum 4K random write IOPS and up to 50,000 4K random read IOPS, setting new industry performance benchmarks.

The Intel SSD 520 Series has the followed recommended pricing and comes with a 5-year limited warranty:-

Intel 520 Series SSD Pricing
SSD Capacities Price based on 1000-unit quantities
60GB US$149
120GB US$229
180GB US$369
240GB US$509
480GB US$999

Source: Intel