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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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Uh, did I miss something?
By YashBudini on 2/28/2011 7:53:48 PM , Rating: 2
while the larger one will run around $584.

Won't a pair of the current 120GB drives in RAID 0 give similar or better performance for $200+ less?

RE: Uh, did I miss something?
By someguy123 on 2/28/2011 9:03:13 PM , Rating: 2
reads would be better but writes would be worse.

it's also two drives and a raid controller vs 1.

RE: Uh, did I miss something?
By Belard on 3/1/2011 4:57:31 PM , Rating: 2
Uh... the issue is that most notebooks (15" and smaller) only have room for a single drive bay and/or dont support RAID.

At such high performance of 500/300...a RAID wouldn't help much.

But the SF2000 class drives are already FASTER than these intels.

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