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Spotlight: Intel launches 520 Series solid-state drive

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Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has launched its 520 Series solid-state drive (SSD), which is a blistering fast SATA 3 SSD armed with a SandForce controller. Intel claims that the 520 Series, available in capacities of 60GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB, has a sequential read and write performance of 550Mbps and 520Mbps respectively. Beyond improvements to the baseline SandForce firmware, the 520 Series has also been put through Intel's extensive validation process to ensure that it delivers both top-tier performance as well as reliability. Indeed, the company is offering five-year warranties for the 520 Series. For more information, check out a review of the Intel 520 Series SSD by PC Perspective here.