Intel Officially Launches SSD 530 Series High-Performance Consumer SSDs

Hassan Mujtaba

Intel has officially announced their latest SSD 530 series aimed towards consumers and client who want high-performance out of their systems. The SSD 530 series is aimed towards the next generation of Ultrabook PCs along with traditional desktops and laptop setups.

Intel Launches the High-Performance SSD 530 Series For Consumers

The SSD 530 series from Intel comes in mSATA, 2.5" and M.2 (Next Generation Form Factor) interfaces. The SSD 530 series would be available in 80 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB, 360 GB, and 480 capacities in the 2.5" interface while the M.2 and mSATA form factor drives would be available in 80 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, and 360 GB. In M.2 and the mSATA form factor, the SSD 530 series would be sold via OEMs ending up in upcoming laptops and ultra book PCs.

Intel's SSD 530 series is based upon the latest 20nm MLC NAND Flash which is powered by the latest version of the SandForce SF-2281 controller. The SSDs available in each form factor churn up upto 540 MB/s Read, 490 MB/s Write, 41K IOPS (Random Read) and 80K IOPS (Random Write).

Intel Evolving Storage Technology

Intel Solid-State Drives (Intel SSDs) continue to evolve with the introduction of the Intel SSD 530 Series - aimed at a wide array of consumer platforms including Ultrabook, traditional desktops and laptops, as well as the latest tablets and small form factor mobile systems. Intel Solid-State Drive 530 Series offers high quality, reliable performance and low power consumption for space conscious computing using M.2, mSATA and 2.5” (7mm) form factors.

New Small Form Factor Introduction

The Intel SSD 530 Series product paves the way for thin and light computing devices by  introducing the latest M.2 form factor. Intel’s SSD M.2 form factor shrinks the total storage area significantly versus traditional 2.5” form factor storage devices. Along with the M.2 form factor, Intel SSD 530 Series is also available in mSATA and traditional 2.5” form factors enabling the technology in a variety of solutions. The Intel SSD 530 series product line comes in a wide range of capacities from 80GB to 480GB.

A New Generation of Power-Efficient Performance

The Intel SSD 530 Series accelerates platform performance with sequential read and write performance up to 540 and 490 megabytes per second (MB/s) Random read and write input/output operations per second (IOPs) reach up to 41K and 80K  respectively. With the Intel SSD 530 Series, your computer will blaze through the most demanding consumer client applications and easily handle intense multi-tasking.In addition to strong performance gains, Intel SSD 530 Series provides extended battery life through new  lower power modes. Idle power consumption of Intel SSD 530 Series is reduced by >90% in comparison to a typical hard disc drive reducing power from watts to milliwatts. When the Intel SSD 530 Series is coupled with a 4th generation Intel Core based platform, advanced power mode settings reduce power dissipation, another order of magnitude – from milliwatts to microwatts.

World-Class Reliability with the latest NAND Technology

With the Intel SSD 530 Series using the latest 20nm Intel NAND technology, you also benefit from the high quality and reliability you’ve come to expect from Intel. In addition to the power, space savings, reliability, and peace of mind, the Intel SSD 530 Series is supported with Intel’s outstanding warranty and customer support.

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