Introduction, Specifications and Packaging

Today we take a look at the newly released Intel 510 Series SSD. This is Intel’s first SATA 6Gb/sec offering. They chose to go with a non-Intel branded controller, which took us by surprise to say the least. Can Intel’s SSD gurus transform a previously competing controller into something that can compete with their previous 10-channel monsters?
Introduction:   

Today we take a look at Intel’s first offering in the SATA 6Gb/sec realm: The 510 Series SSD. We’ve been waiting for this for quite some time, and it certainly comes with a bit of a surprise in that box (more on that after the break):

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Specifications:
  • Sequential read: up to 500 MB/s
  • Sequential write: up to 315 MB/s
  • Random 4KB reads: up to 20,000 IOPS
  • Random 4KB writes: up to 8,000 IOPS

Packaging:

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The 510 came well packaged with a new style of sticker, tools CD, and 3.5″ adapter bracket.

  

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