Intel SSD 520 Series (240GB)
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Intel SSD 520 Series (240GB)


Overall rating 8/10

Utilizing the latest 25nm NAND memory process technology, the SSD 520 Series is Intel's most robust and fastest SSD to date.


Performance:
8.5
Features:
7
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Class-leading performance
Much improved over Intel SSD 510 series
Special firmware exclusive to Intel
THE BAD
Slightly pricey
Below average IOPS performance on Iometer

Product Specification

Advertised Sequential Read/Write Speeds
  • SATA 6Gb/s: 550MB/s / 520MB/s
  • SATA 3Gb/s: 280MB/s / 260MB/s
Advertised Random Read/Write Speeds 50,000 IOPS / 80,000 IOPS
SSD Format 7mm and 9.5mm 2.5-inch SATA