Intel 510 series of SATA 6G SSD coming March 1st?
Subject: Storage | February 18, 2011 - 12:28 AM | Ryan Shrout
If rumors are what you pay attention to, then this one is worth looking at. Following right on the foot steps of today's OCZ Vertex 3 Pro SSD based on the SATA 6G-ready SandForce SF-2000 series of controller, it looks like Intel is planning a release of the 510-series of SSDs in early March. According to the story over at VR-Zone, we will see the launch as soon as March 1st - so just a couple of weeks away.
Be sure to check out the VR-Zone story!
- 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
If these are accurate, they are slightly behind what we saw on the Vertex 3 Pro from OCZ using the latest SandForce controller and could indicate that Intel will find itself behind in raw bandwidth but higher IOPS. Pricing is rumored at $280 for the 120GB model and $580 for the 250GB model; that is $2.32 / GB and puts it noticeably less than that Vertex 3 Pro we keep referencing.
Hopefully this March 1st date is accurate and we will know for sure very soon!