Intel series 510 120GB & 250GB SSD Review

By on June 28, 2011
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The king returns.

Good: Faster boot and application load times; Quiet operation
Bad: Still expensive; Will not reduce load times of some applications and games by much
Price: AED 1,050 (120GB) & 2,400 (250GB)
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Model name Intel® Solid-State Drive 510 Series Capacity 120GB and 250GB NAND flash components 34-nm Intel® NAND Flash Memory multi-level cell compute-quality components Bandwidth2 Sustained sequential reads

  • Up to 400 MB/s
    (SATA 6 Gb/s)
  • Up to 265 MB/s
    (SATA 3 Gb/s)
  • Up to 500 MB/s
    (SATA 6 Gb/s)
  • Up to 265 MB/s
    (SATA 3 Gb/s)

Sustained sequential writes

  • Up to 210 MB/s
    (SATA 6 Gb/s)
  • Up to 200 MB/s
    (SATA 3 Gb/s)
  • Up to 315 MB/s
    (SATA 6 Gb/s)
  • Up to 240 MB/s
    (SATA 3 Gb/s)

Read latency3 65 microseconds (120GB and 250GB) Write latency3 80 microseconds (120GB and 250GB) Random I/O Operations per Second (IOPS)4

  • Random 4KB Reads: up to 20K IOPS
  • Random 4KB Writes: up to 8K IOPS

Interface Compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s Form factor, height and weight

  • 2.5 inch industry standard form factor
  • Height: 9.5 mm thick
  • Weight: 80 grams (± 2 grams)

Life expectancy 1.2 million hours Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) Power consumption

  • Active: 380 mW Typical5
  • Idle: 100 mW Typical6

Operating shock 1,500G/0.5 ms Operating temperature 0°C to 70°C

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