In 2012, Intel will give its SSD lineup a large-scale revamp, which includes the gradual replacement of SSD 510 series with new SSD 520 "Cherryville" series. Targeting the same high-end client segment, SSD 520 will be available in a wider variety of capacities that includes 60 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB.
However the 520 is to be launched real soon with performance at 550MB/s read with 520MB/s write and 70,000IOPS at random 4k aligned write disk access.
Originally scheduled for release in November 2011, the drive has a great five year warranty and yes is SandForce 2281 based.
Intel 520-Series SSDs to Include SandForce Controller - 10/22/2011 02:11 PM
With the launch of the high-performance Cherryville series of solid state drives Intel will continue the tradition started with its the 510-series SSDs and will use a third-party controller which will...
Kingston debuts first SandForce SSD for business - 09/14/2011 09:02 AM
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