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