Intel has shared with us the following details about the new 520 series SSDs:
The Intel SSD 520 Series accelerates PC performance where it matters most. With random read performance up to 50,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS)1 and sequential read performance of up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s)2, your PC will blaze through the most demanding applications and will handle intense multi-tasking needs. Couple that read performance with random writes up to 80,000 IOPS3 and sequential writes of 520 MB/s2 to unleash your applications. With the Intel SSD 520 Series, Intel continues to deliver solutions designed to satisfy the most demanding professionals, gamers, media creators, and technology enthusiasts. Available in sizes of 60GB to 480GB and backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty.
1 Performance varies by capacity.
2 Performance measured using Iometer* with Queue Depth 32. 3 Random 4 KB write performance using an out-of-the-box SSD.
Check out: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/solid-state-drives-520-series.html
for more details.
Two qualifying Notebook Forums users will each win one of these SSDs. To enter, please answer all of the questions below before 12:00AM PST on 3/16/2012. We will be giving away one 120 GB and one 240 GB 520 series SSD.
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
Yes, part of the HP envy 14" laptop, works very well.
2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
Intel is always my best choice, for the plast 35 years
3) How often do you purchase a new PC (every 12 months or less, every 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, over 3 years)?
most often is every 3-4 years
4) [Canadian residents] What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13?
Answer = 127