Intel 520 Series 480GB Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅07-05-12
Technical Specifications


• 60GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities

• SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor

• SATA 6.0 Gbps interface

• Up to 550MB/s sequential read speeds
• Up to 520MB/s sequential write speeds

• Maximum 4K random write: 80,000 IOPS
• TRIM Support


SandForce SF-2200 series SSD processor paired with qualified MLC NAND flash for best performance, value and reliability
SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s
TRIM support (O/S dependent)
Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling
Intelligent Read Disturb Management
Intelligent "Recycling" for advance free space management (Garbage Collection)
Intelligent Data Retention optimization
ECC protection for longest data retention and drive life.
Power/Performance Balancing
Thermal Threshold Management
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) - Up to 32 commands
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)
Sequential Read & Write Transfer:
60GB model; Up to 550MB/s read | 475MB/s Write
120GB models; 550MB/s read | 500MB/s Write
180/240/480GB models; 550MB/s read | 520MB/s Write
Max Random Write IOPS:
60GB model; Up to 80K (4K aligned)
O/S Support: Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / Mac® OS / Linux

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