Monday, October 24, 2011

Icy News: Intel's New 520 Series SSD Codenamed "Cherryville"

"Intel continues to establish itself as a leader in the SSD market with its planned successor to the popular 510 Series SSD, the 520 Series SSD (Codenamed - "Cherryville").
"Cherryville", Intel's new high-end 520 Series SSD, is based on 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s form-factor and comes in 60 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities (versus just 120 GB & 240 GB with the 510 Series). The drive will utilize 25 nm multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory made by Intel and features support for TRIM, SMART, NCQ, and ACS-2 compliance. Intel looks to be setting up to battle the SandForce SF-22xx SSDs at each capacity level and price-point...." - via Tom's Hardware

This is a interesting new announcement by Intel as you look at the highest is now 480 GB. The 25nm is also pretty good and we will have to see how it will perform. Let us know what you think about this! 

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