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Intel: New Higher-Performance SSD

Intel introduced the Intel SSD 520, a new model featuring a 6-Gbps SATA interface developed using the company's 25-nanometer (nm) NAND memory process technology.

The Intel SSD 520 uses an LSI SandForce Flash storage processor, and delivers up to 80,000 maximum 4K random write IOPS (IOs per second) and up to 50,000 4K random read IOPS, as well as sequential read performance of up to 550 MBps and sequential write performance of up to 520 MBps. Capacities range from 60GB to 480GB. For security, the drives include AES 256-bit encryption.