Today, Intel announced its latest, fastest and their most reliable SSDs until date for consumers and OEMs – the SSD 520. This new SSD from Intel uses the SATA III interface to communicate, and is based on the 25nm NAND memory process technology.
“We tapped Intel engineering to create a client SSD that delivers performance on all fronts with obsessively high reliability,” said Rob Crooke, Intel vice president and general manager of the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “The Intel SSD 520 once again raises the industry bar on SSD performance, quality and reliability to dramatically improve user experience.”
Other features of Intel SSD 520 include Advanced Encryption Standard, 256 bit encryption capabilities, and enhanced password protection for added security. The SSD will be available in a wide-range of capacities right from 60GB to a whopping 480GB.
For per 1000-units order, the 60GB model will cost $149, while the 120GB, 180GB and 240GB will set users back by $229, $369 and $509, respectively. The 480GB variant will set users back by a whopping $999. Intel is also providing a whopping 5-year warranty on the new SSD, which outlasts the 1 or 3 year warranty given on the traditional HDDs by manufacturers.