Not to imply that Intel’s new 510 series of SSDs, which use a Marvel controller, do not improve upon the previous generation at all; instead it is more that they did not reach the lofty goals we had hoped for.  Moving the SATA 6G is a great step but considering the incredible performance we saw from their initial (well Rev. 2) drives when compared to the competitors, the bar was set pretty high.  Al takes the drive through its paces in his latest article, found here.

Intel's new 510 series is not quite as hot as their first shot - Storage  1

 


"While we were glad to see Intel step up and release this 6Gb/sec part, I can’t help but feel this was a bit of a rush job. While the drive performed decently and reliably, I certainly didn’t get that same feeling of performance awesomeness present with each of their previous releases. I believe this 510 was pushed out as a stop gap measure, with speedier offerings coming down the road. Sure you could argue this is meant to be a consumer drive only and should be ‘good enough’ for most people, but the competition is upgrading the definition of ‘consumer grade’ on a daily basis."

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