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Intel Readies SSD 520 Series SATA 6 Gbps High-Performance Client SSDs

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Intel is in no mood to settle down its high-end client solid-state drive (SSD) lineup, the company is preparing a new line of SSDs in the 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s form-factor that succeeds the SSD 510 Series. Called the SSD 520 Series, the new line consists of various size options that didn't exist with SSD 510 Series, improvements in performance and price per gigabyte, and a few new features. While the SSD 510 is available only in two sizes (capacities): 120 GB and 250 GB, SSD 520 Series comes in a lot more: 60 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB. It's as if Intel is taking SandForce SF-22xx SSDs head-on at each price-point.

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Can't wait to see benches and prices!
 
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I wonder what "2.7G (RMS) vibration" means in practice.

A little bit off-topic, but here's some fun reading for anyone interested in "vibration":

1./ How to measure Grms http://www.dfrsolutions.com/uploads/services/HALT_grms_calculation_ndoertenbach.pdf

2./ G rms requirements in a satellite are 20G RMS so this device won't make it up into space! http://www.baesystems.com/BAEProd/g...ocuments/bae_publication/bae_pub_eis_snav.pdf

3./ Health and safety legislation, with examples of vehicles and tools http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/8108322_vibration_exposure

4./ Effect on body http://dspace.dsto.defence.gov.au/dspace/bitstream/1947/4336/1/DSTO-TR-1756.pdf

5./ Tools http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1128656/pdf/oenvmed00086-0001.pdf http://eadc.engr.wisc.edu/Web_Documents/ve.pdf
 
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Hopefully they can price these SSD's much cheaper than SandForce, thereby flooding the market and forcing manufacturers to compete on prices. I love competition!
 
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