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Intel launches new 520 line of SSDs; expensive but fast, reaching 480GB capacity

Intel announced yesterday the launch of its newest line of solid state drives for consumers, the Intel SSD 520 Series.

Intel 520 Series SSD

The new drives use the SATA 3 standard (6Gbps), are equipped with the LSI SandForce Flash Storage Processor and have their NAND flash memory manufactured by the 25 nanometer process. According to Intel, they achieve a sequential performance of 550MB / s for reading and 520MB / s for writing, peaking up to 80,000 I / O operations per second, averaging 50,000. O The Verge gathered here several links with product reviews.

The new line will be available in the following capacities: 60GB (US $ 150), 120GB (US $ 230), 180GB (US $ 370), 240GB (US $ 510) and 480GB (US $ 1,000). These prices are for OEMs, for purchases of 1,000 units or more.

(via Electronist)