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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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RE: Price point isn't right
By Gungel on 2/28/2011 1:48:25 PM , Rating: 2
A second drive bay would be great on any laptop to add a fast SSD for OS and programs while keeping all data on the spinning drive.


RE: Price point isn't right
By lagomorpha on 2/28/2011 3:07:11 PM , Rating: 2
Better yet: A drive bay for a 2.5" laptop drive for storage, then a tiny drive bay for a 1.8" SSD


RE: Price point isn't right
By Belard on 3/1/2011 5:00:45 PM , Rating: 2
The 1.8" form factor is dead. 2.5" is already small enough, and for storage devices that are smaller... they use soldered chips or a custom form factor, such as those used on the newer Mac AIR notebooks... which look like a modern DDR3 module (tiny and long).

For typical users, a dual drive (Hybrid) setup is ConFusInG....



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