Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series Product Brief

Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series Product Brief
PRODUCT BRIEF – BUSINESS
Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series
Non-Volatile Memory Storage Solutions from Intel
Get fast. Secure the win.
Faster application loads and better performance.
Stay ahead of the competition when you level up
to 6.0 gigabits per second (Gb/s) performance
Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) continue to evolve with the Intel SSD
500 Family. Available in a wide range of capacities, the Intel® Solid-State
Drive 520 Series offers built-in data protection features and delivers
exceptional performance over hard drives.
New Level of Performance
Built with compute-quality Intel 25 nanometer (nm) NAND Flash Memory,
the Intel SSD 520 Series accelerates PC performance where it matters
most. With random read performance up to 50,000 input/output
operations per second (IOPS)1 and sequential read performance of up to
550 megabytes per second (MB/s)2, your PC will blaze through the most
demanding applications and will handle intense multi-tasking needs. Couple
that read performance with random writes up to 80,000 IOPS3 and
sequential writes of 520 MB/s2 to unleash your applications. With the Intel
SSD 520 Series, Intel continues to deliver solutions designed to satisfy the
most demanding professionals, gamers, media creators, and technology
enthusiasts.4
Superior Data Protection Features
The new Intel SSD 520 Series offers the best security features of any
Intel® Solid-State Drive to date and comes pre-configured with Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bit encryption capabilities. In the event of
theft or loss of your computer, you have the peace of mind that your
personal data is secured by an advanced encryption technology.
Additionally, the Intel SSD 520 Series contains “End to End Data
Protection” ensuring integrity of stored data from the computer to the
SSD and back.
Proven Reliability with Lower Operating Costs
With no moving parts, the Intel SSD 520 Series reduces your risk of data
loss due to laptop bumps or drop, all while consuming less power than a
traditional hard drive—so you can stay mobile longer. Now that your work
is safe, use the world-class performance of the Intel SSD 520 Series to
dominate your gaming competition or to reach new levels of creativity
and productivity. The choice is yours!
Product Brief: Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series
Technical Specifications
Model Name
Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series
Capacity
60 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB
NAND Flash Memory
25nm Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Compute-Quality Components
Sustained Sequential Reads up to
SATA 6Gb/s
(SATA 3Gb/s)
Bandwidth2
550 MB/s
(280 MB/s)
Random 4 KB Reads up to1
Random I/O Operations per Second
(IOPS)
60 GB: 475 MB/s
120 GB: 500 MB/s
180 GB: 520 MB/s
(245 MB/s)
(260 MB/s)
(260 MB/s)
240 GB: 520 MB/s
480 GB: 520 MB/s
(260 MB/s)
(260 MB/s)
Random 4 KB Writes up to5
60 GB: 15,000 IOPS
120 GB: 25,000 IOPS
60 GB:
120 GB:
23,000 IOPS
40,000 IOPS
180 GB: 50,000 IOPS
240 GB: 50,000 IOPS
480 GB: 50,000 IOPS
180 GB:
240 GB:
480 GB:
60,000 IOPS
60,000 IOPS
42,000 IOPS
60GB:
120 GB:
80,000 IOPS
80,000 IOPS
180 GB:
240 GB:
480 GB:
80,000 IOPS
80,000 IOPS
50,000 IOPS
Out-of-the-Box Write Performance
(IOPS)3
Interface
Sustained Sequential Writes up to
SATA 6Gp/s
(SATA 3Gb/s)
SATA 6.0 Gb/s, compatible with SATA 3.0Gb/s
Form Factor
Form Factor and Height
2.5 inch
Height
7 mm
9.5 mm
120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB
All capacities
Life Expectancy
1.2 million hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 70°C
RoHS Compliance
Meets the requirements of European Union (EU) RoHS Ecological Compliance Directives
Product Health Monitoring and Data
Migration
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Intel® Data Migration Software at www.intel.com/go/ssdinstallation
Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox with Intel® SSD Optimizer at www.intel.com/go/ssdtoolbox
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands
Performance varies by capacity..
Performance measured using Iometer* with Queue Depth 32.
Random 4 KB write performance using an out-of-the-box SSD.
The Intel SSD 520 Series is currently not validated for data center usage.
Performance measured using Iometer® with Queue Depth 32. Measurements are performed on 8 GB of logical block address (LBA) range on a full SSD.
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