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510 Series SSDs are available in 120GB and 250GB capacities

We got a glimpse of what to expect with Intel's latest storage products last week when LaCie let it be known that its upcoming Little Big Disk features the new 510 Series SSDs. Today, Intel is making the announcement official

Instead of using an in-house controller, Intel's new 510 Series SSDs make use of a Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 controller. As a result, the new 6Gbps SSDs offer read speeds of 500MB/sec and write speeds of up to 315MB/sec. 

"The Intel SSD 510 Series helps round out our SSD product line and was specifically designed for applications that require high sequential media transfers," said Pete Hazen, marketing director for Intel's NAND Solutions Group. "Whether it's a gamer wanting impeccable visual performance and faster game loading, or a performance-intensive workstation user, the new 6Gbps SATA SSD from Intel is not only significantly faster than the top 10,000 RPM gaming HDD, it's also faster than two RAIDed gaming HDDs."

The Intel 510 Series SSDs feature a 3-year warranty and come in capacities of 120GB and 250GB. The smaller SSD will set you back $284, while the larger one will run around $584.

Head on over to PC Perspective for a preview of the new SSDs.



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Raid + Trim = Good
By theplaidfad on 2/28/2011 1:23:31 PM , Rating: 2
I really hope that these will have trim support for SSD's in a Raid array.

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RE: Raid + Trim = Good
By Gungel on 2/28/2011 1:29:18 PM , Rating: 2
If it's not in the firmware like garbage collection on Sandforce based drives, probably not. Anyway, it still looks like Sandforce with its new 2000 series controllers is the way to go.


RE: Raid + Trim = Good
By Gungel on 2/28/2011 1:36:29 PM , Rating: 2
btw. the Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 controller comes with garbage collection too. So what we need now is some benchmarks and reviews of these newest generation of SSDs.


RE: Raid + Trim = Good
By semo on 2/28/2011 3:08:31 PM , Rating: 2
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it still looks like Sandforce with its new 2000 series controllers is the way to go.
With which firmware version? Some of them are capped at 20k IOPS so you need to make sure you research your SF drive purchase


RE: Raid + Trim = Good
By XZerg on 2/28/2011 3:59:26 PM , Rating: 2
And as a typical end-user you care about the IOPS difference between 20K and 60K, why? The overall system performance gain may potentially be negligible for most users.

Anyhow the question I have is why Marvell controller?!


RE: Raid + Trim = Good
By semo on 2/28/2011 4:10:28 PM , Rating: 2
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And as a typical end-user you care about the IOPS difference between 20K and 60K, why?
For me it matters because I'll be using my for VMs. However, the answer you should expect from most consumers is "none of your business".


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