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Intel SSD 510 Series 250 GB

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Intel's latest 510 Series SSD is designed to deliver maximum performance at today's workloads. It supports the SATA 6 Gbps interface for maximum transfer speed and comes with a custom firmware that is optimized in performance. Being priced at $600 for the 250 GB version the drive is not cheap, but worth it?

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Wow i can't believe the Intel does so good, i was thinking it wouldn't do to its slower write speeds. Goes to show that they put quality parts in their SSD.
 
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Almost no one is going to buy the 250GB version as its almost $600. And since the 120GB one is slower, this really isn't a good indication of the 510 family.
 
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imo u buy intel ssd not for raw performance but for reliability
 
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Review the 600GB version please :D

EDIT: Oops. I got the wrong series. Sorry!
 
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No IOmeter? :)

I bought Intel 320 month ago, much better than 510 as for write/IO performance ;)
 

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iometer is affected by data deduplication. used wrongly by many reviewers not using it on the physical drive. synthetic benchmarks are useless anyway
 
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English please?
 

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Was the latest firmware used with the x25-m ?. As it had a new one a few months ago.
 

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why is the agility 2 faster than the agility 3 in windows startup??
 

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why is the agility 2 faster than the agility 3 in windows startup??
no idea, but the tests were repeated at least 10 times per drive.

it looks like sandforce introduced a change in their new sata 6 gbps drives that makes them a tiny bit slower in bootup compared to the old drives.
 

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no idea, but the tests were repeated at least 10 times per drive.

it looks like sandforce introduced a change in their new sata 6 gbps drives that makes them a tiny bit slower in bootup compared to the old drives.
ah ok, i was thinking it might be due to motherboard chipset but your probably right
 
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no idea, but the tests were repeated at least 10 times per drive.

it looks like sandforce introduced a change in their new sata 6 gbps drives that makes them a tiny bit slower in bootup compared to the old drives.
i guess its ok as long as just the driver not the hardware itself and for ssd little bit slower wont noticeable
 

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ah ok, i was thinking it might be due to motherboard chipset but your probably right
i'm using the exact same hardware for testing all ssds
 

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i'm using the exact same hardware for testing all ssds
sorry i did not make myself clear, i know you use the same hardware for all SSD tests but i was saying that the motherboard chipset might be affecting the Agility 3 more than the Agility 2 because other tests i have seen show the Agility 3 beating Agility 2 in boot up tests
 

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Wizzard... in your opinion

I have read both reviews on the Intel 510 and the ADATA s511, (great job btw)
I am looking to buy a 120gb drive of course I want it to be realiable but I also want preformance... the Price is the price, which one would you suggest out of those 2?
I would concider ocz vertex 3 but too many horror stories :eek:

also which controller do you like better? sandforce or marvell

thanks for your thoughts

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I like SSD reviews where there is more into the real world tests than stupid synthetics that don't mean a thing to me. So i hope TPU will continue to stick with the practical usage more than with theoretical capabilities of the drives...