At long last, Inte’s next-generation SSDs are finally available. The 510 series delivers an astonishing 500MB/s sustained sequential reads over the SATA 3 6GBps interface. It is no less impressive in sequential writes – 315MB/s.
It’s important to note that Intel does not use the new 25nm NAND flash memory modules, but sticks with the tried and tested 34nm chips in its 510 series. Regardless of the marketing hype, 34nm flash is considerably more durable than the newer generation.
Intel has delivered ‘solid’ solid state drives in the past and continues to do so according to early tests by Anandtech among others. It is not the fastest 2-5-inch SSD on the market, but it comes close, while at the same time offering a considerable advantage in reliability compared to some of its competitors.
- Sustained sequential reads up to 500MB/s and sustained sequential writes up to 315MB/s
- Life expectancy is 1.2 million hours mean time between failure (MTBF)
- The drive also comes with Intel’s proprietary Data Migration Software that clones your current hard drive or SSD including the operating system and all files, saving you the cost of purchasing cloning software from Acronis or Norton separately.
The drive was just released, but the price tag has already been reduced by more than $70.
List Price: $682.00