Intel SSD Rumor Time: 510 Series to be released March 1st?

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  1. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    For those considering an SSD purchase in the near future:

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    Intel 510 Series SATA3 SSD Launch on 1st March


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    Intel plans to launch their new 510 series codenamed Elm Crest on 1st March and it will be Intel's first 6Gb/s SSD targeted at PC Enthusiasts, gamers and workstation users. The 2.5" 9.5mm drive is available in two capacities: 120GB and 250GB. The 510 series features :
    Up to 470MB/s Read; 315MB/s Write (128K Seq, 8GB span, QD=32)
    Up to 20,000 4K Rand Read; 5,000 4K Rand Write (8GB span, QD=32)
    Compatible with Intel 6 Series Express Chipsets
    Intel 34nm NAND MLC
    The 120GB version will cost about $280 while the 250GB version will cost about $580. One etailer in UK has even listed out the price of the 120GB version at £227 (~$366) and 250GB version at £475 (~$767).
     
  2. NJDevils44 macrumors regular

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    Do you think this has any correspondence to the March 1st MBP rumour and the rumour that the SSDs will be priced cheaper? Perhaps these very same SSDs will be rolled out in the MBPs on march 1st?

    Any thoughts anyone?
     
  3. Eddyisgreat thread starter macrumors 601

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    This is the same Intel that hasn't released an SSD Toolbox for OS X users.

    I bet no.
     
  4. tills24 macrumors member

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    I would think that they'd be out for reviewers soon, if they planned on releasing them in two weeks, no?
     
  5. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Cool, but I'm far more excited about the 22nm SSDs, that will hopefully halve the current prices.
     
  6. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

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    I would have to compare it to the upcoming Vertex 3 which is 500 MB/s
     
  7. Eddyisgreat thread starter macrumors 601

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    Anything Vertex makes me nervous considering the recent Vertex 2 issues.
     
  8. Tapiwa macrumors member

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    Exactly, at this point we don't need SSDs to continue getting faster and faster, we need them to be CHEAPER (even at last year's model's performance) :)
     
  9. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    I'm a little over my head here, but goes the fact that it's 6GB/s mean that if it's installed in any older system (with a SATA 3GB/s throughput) that it won't perform nearly as fast?
     
  10. Tapiwa macrumors member

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    Exactly, speed will be capped at sata II limit...which is still plenty fast :)
    If you are spending the extra money on a high performance SSD, you'll still want to use it on sata III to take full advantage of it though...
     
  11. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

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    I havent had any issues at all
     

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