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Intel 510 Series SATA3 SSD Launch on 1st March

 

 

Intel plans to launch their new 510 series codenamed Elm Crest on 1st March and it will be Intel's first 6Gb/s SSD targeted at PC Enthusiasts, gamers and workstation users. The 2.5" 9.5mm drive is available in two capacities: 120GB and 250GB. The 510 series features ……

Intel plans to launch their new 510 series codenamed Elm Crest on 1st March and it will be Intel's first 6Gb/s SSD targeted at PC Enthusiasts, gamers and workstation users. The 2.5" 9.5mm drive is available in two capacities: 120GB and 250GB. The 510 series features :
  • Up to 470MB/s Read; 315MB/s Write (128K Seq, 8GB span, QD=32)
  • Up to 20,000 4K Rand Read; 5,000 4K Rand Write (8GB span, QD=32)
  • Compatible with Intel 6 Series Express Chipsets
  • Intel 34nm NAND MLC

The 120GB version will cost about $280 while the 250GB version will cost about $580. One etailer in UK has even listed out the price of the 120GB version at £227 (~$366) and 250GB version at £475 (~$767).

 

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