Intel has updated its SSD recommendations, which now mention its new 510 series of solid state drives.  They describe these SSDs as designed for the “enthusiast consumer client PC”.  These SSDs will be available in capacities of 120GB and 250GB.

The 510 series features improved read and write speeds of 450MB/s and 300MB/s, respectively and are based on the latest 34nm process.  Random 4K Read and write IOPS are also reasonably good at 20,000 read and 4,000 write, but still well behind some its competitors, such as SSDs that implement the SandForce controller.

According to FudZilla, Intel plans launching these in February, priced at $279 for the 120GB model and $579 for the 250GB model.

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