Intel 520 Series 480GB Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅07-05-12

Product on Review: Intel 520 Series
Manufacturer : Intel
Street Price: £611inc. VAT (At time of review)

Intel’s 520 SSD aka Cherryville is the latest rendition of consumer SSD. With their previous 510 Series they relied upon Marvell for their controller but with the 520 Series Intel has switched to SandForce in a bid to deliver amazing performance, better efficiency and reliability.

Intel claim this is their fastest SSD solution yet, combining the speed of the popular SF-2281 controller used in many popular SSDs and Intel’s very own 25nm NAND flash.

We’ve heard some very good things about the Intel 520 Series and we are pleased to be bringing you a review of this today. Expectations are high, can the 520 deliver? Let’s find out!

Intel’s words on 520 Series
Stay ahead of the competition when you level up to 6.0 gigabits per second (Gb/s) performance. Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) continue to evolve with the Intel SSD 500 Family. Available in a wide range of capacities, the Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series offers built-in data protection features and delivers exceptional performance over hard drives.

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