Intel readying new 510 series of SSD drives for February release

Intel readying new 510 series of SSD drives for February release

Summary: Intel helped usher in the era of solid state drives for consumer PCs with its X25 lineup, and now the chip giant is readying new SSDs that will easily eclipse the performance of their predecessors.Fudzilla reports that a pair of new drives will be launched next month, and this page on Intel's Website confirms that the new 510 series is designed for the "enthusiast consumer client PC.

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Intel helped usher in the era of solid state drives for consumer PCs with its X25 lineup, and now the chip giant is readying new SSDs that will easily eclipse the performance of their predecessors.

Fudzilla reports that a pair of new drives will be launched next month, and this page on Intel's Website confirms that the new 510 series is designed for the "enthusiast consumer client PC." Read speeds on the new drives will leap to 450MB/s (from the X25-M's 250MB/s) and write speeds will accelerate to 300MB/s (compared to the X25-M's 100MB/s).

As is usually the case with SSDs, costs for the 510 series will not be cheap on a per-gigabyte basis. A 120GB drive will cost $279, while a 250GB version will set you back $579. Nonetheless, enthusiasts with deep pockets will be happy to spend the scratch for that kind of performance.

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  • Ok so....

    The 310's are the next version of the X25-V, and the 510's are the X25-M?

    Also, I'm glad to see that Intel is back on with mini-PCIe/"mSATA" form-factor drives. There was a long time between these and the old 1-8GB drives that Intel used to ship long ago. Other companies picked up the model naming scheme from Intel and shipped 16GB and 32GB drives, but they were very expensive. The mSATA drives lend themself to SFF and HTPC systems as a fast bootup/app drive, but adding a 2.5" drive also allows for big storage for data files.

    I'd love to see an article that documents an easy way to link a large data drive in Windows to the main drive. Perhaps via mounting the drive to the Users folder via NTFS folder mounts somehow. You can do this in WinPE, but Windows Setup will unmount any folder-mounted drives and assign a separate drive letter to them. I don't know of any workaround, except for attempting it somewhere in one of the latter stages in the Windows Setup routine via an unattended script (but I don't know if it works - moving user profile stores to another drive letter works though, but we want a single drive letter)....The other option is to create shared folders and include them in the Libraries as the default save location (but not touch the "My" folders). Again, there would have to be some way of scripting this in an unattend file so that the installation experience is simple. I guess the best option is to first script the second drive to have a drive letter, then specify that the user profile store be stored on the root of that drive letter, then scripting the mount path for that drive to be C:\Users, and dismount the other drive letter later in the setup process (perhaps during the Audit or OOBE stages). I have yet to find an article that documents the unattended settings to do this though.
    Joe_Raby
  • One word

    easyco.com
    Gaius_Maximus
  • Real Word

    Dataplex - www.nvelo.com
    MemoryandStorage
  • Really?

    Wonder if they will work as good as the sandy-sued-into-dirt chips?
    james347
  • I'd rather see

    I'd rather see Intel's SLC drives come down in price instead of trying to band-aid MLC any further.
    search & destroy
    • RE: Intel readying new 510 series of SSD drives for February release

      @search & destroy

      Ditto.
      Uncle Stoat