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
"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
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.
quote: it still looks like Sandforce with its new 2000 series controllers is the way to go.
quote: And as a typical end-user you care about the IOPS difference between 20K and 60K, why?