Latest addition to Intel's solid state drive line
Intel has unveiled its latest addition to the solid state drive (SSD) line, the 510 Series, which promises to transfer more data in less time.
Available in 120GB and 250GB capacities, the 510 doubles the sequential read speeds, and more than triples the sequential write speeds of Intel's current SSDs, the company said.
It features fast SATA 6 Gigabits per second performance to take full advantage of Intel's transition to higher speed SATA bus interfaces on the Second Generation Intel Core processor-based platforms.
The SSD 510 Series uses Intel 34-nanometre NAND flash memory.
However, the 510 Series has lower IOPS values compared with Intel's existing X25-M SSD products.
The X25-M, which is available in 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities, achieves 35,000 random read IOPS, compared with the 510's 20,000.
The X25-M also has a random write IOPS of 8,600, while the 510 Series has only 8,000.
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