Intel recently unveiled a new series of solid-state drives, these are called the Intel SSD 510 series and by the looks of things these SSDs will set the benchmark for other SSD manufacturers to follow.
According to Intel’s press release these 6Gbps compliant SSDs outperform 10,000 RPM hard disk drives by 50% thanks to their super-fast sequential performance, this will undoubtedly attract attention from gamers seeking faster load-times.
All of the 510 Series SSDs support sequential read speeds of up to 500MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 315MB/s, this trumps one of last year’s best performing SSDs which supported sequential read speeds of up to 355MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 215MB/s.
Obviously to get the most out of your 510 Series SSD you must be using a motherboard which supports SATA 6 Gbps, Intel unsurprising suggest that using these SSDs in conjunction with 2nd Generation Intel Core processor-based platforms is the best combination, however AMD may have something to say about that.
Retail prices are unknown at present, however if you buy 1000 units you can 250GB models for $584 each and 120GB models for $284 each, all products are covered by a 3-year warranty.
We have highlighted what we believe to be some of the most important information regarding these impressive SSDs, however if you would like to find out more check out this link.
Will you be upgrading to an SSD this year?