Intel SSD 520 Series Specifications Revealed


Intel SSD 520 Series Specifications Revealed

The Intel SSD 520 series of solid state drives, codenamed Cherryville, is touted to be the successor to the SSD 510 series. This coming 520 series will be marketed as performance SSDs, making them a rung below the 710 series, which is targeted at enterprise-level servers and storage solutions.

(Source: Tweakers.net)

Similar to its predecessor, the Intel SSD 520 series features SATA 6Gps interface and has storage capacities from 60GB to 480GB. According to rumors, this series will feature SandForce controllers and would make Intel another member of the family of SandForce-based SSD manufacturers, just like Patriot and Kingston who use SandForce controllers in many of their SSD offerings. The SSD 520 Series also has built in 256-bit AES encryption which is a feature that is supported in the SF-2000 range of controllers from SandForce but absent from Intel's SSD 510 Series.

 Will Intel partner with SandForce in its new SSD 520 series? With the release of the detailed specifications of the 520 series, industry commentators are already certain that this new series of SSDs already feature SandForce controllers; however, Intel is mum on this matter and have not mention the use of SandForce controllers in the product specifications.

Source: Tweakers.net via The SSD Review

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