The Intel SSD 520, code name Cherryville, is the flagship consumer SSD offering from Intel which breaks a tremendous amount of new ground for the company and the SSD industry at large. With the highest quality 25nm IMFT NAND available and the speedy SandForce processor combined, the SATA 6Gb/s SSD 520 cranks out quoted sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and writes of 520 MB/s.
While this drive is NOT the fastest consumer-oriented solid-state drive available in the market, it is, with no doubt, one of the best & fastest SSDs in the recent history of the industry, and we have included in our list of best and fastest SSDs for [July 2013].
This drive did not get its fair share of reviews by IT professionals, but even though we could gather the top-level award trophies bestowed on it by some of the prominent SSD reviewers. To view the testimonials and awards for this SSD, (click here)
Note that a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch drive bay converter is already included and so you will NOT need to buy it separately if you intend to use this drive in a desktop computer.
|Capacity||Price||Where To Buy|
|60 GB||$94.99||Buy On Amazon|
|120 GB||$159.99||Buy On Amazon|
|180 GB||$218.86||Buy On Amazon|
|240 GB||$249.99||Buy On Amazon|
|480 GB||$649.99||Buy On Amazon|
- Product Full Specifications
- Data Security Features in the Intel® SSD 520 Series: Tech Brief
- Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series: Technology Brief
- Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series: Spec Update
- Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox (Software & Documentation)
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