Can’t have enough speed on the Intel SSD 510 series? Well, here come a new improved series of Intel SSD – the 520 Series. This intel Solid state drive is using SATA III 6.0Gbps interface, 25nm MLC NAND Flash memory chips, SandForce controller to boost its overall performance, and a built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption to make sure the data is not easily accessible by third party.
According to Intel themselves, this 520 series SSD is capable of reading up to 550 MB/s and write at 520 MB/s with the random read performance at 50,000 IOPS and random write up to 80,000 IOPS.
I’ve ever used their Solid State Drive 320 series so I know how great their SSD quality is. As for the available size, Intel is going to release this 520 series in 5 different capacity of 60GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB.
Price wise, they are going to cost $149 (60GB), $229(120GB), $369(180GB), $509(240GB) and $999(480GB).