Intel replenishes its SSD product line with 525 series that is distinguished by utmost facilities and power-saving properties. Intel 525 embraces six models of 30GB, 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, and 240GB capacity that are predestined to be employed in high-performance systems. Due to compact dimensions (3.7x50.8x29.85 mm), these solid-state drives are appropriate for handheld small-sized devices, such as ultrabooks, tablets, all-in-one solutions, and embedded systems. According to Intel's developers, the models are eight times smaller in size than traditional HDDs of 2.5-inch form-factor.
Intel 525 are known to employ mSATA interface with PCI Express mini-slot. All models are based on a multi-level NAND flash-memory developed under 25 nm technology. The drives support 128-bit encryption technology that takes Advanced Encryption Standard as the background; this standard functions as an additional data security means in case of loss or theft.
To continue, new SSD series from Intel is characterized by some outstanding speed showings. Thus, the overall data transfer speed index equals to 6Gb/sec. Speed index on reading and writing operations permits analysts to state that these drives might enhance the system performance even on the actuation of highly-demanding applications at multi-task mode. The final speed showings are indicated below:
— sequential Read speed: up to 550Mb/sec;
— sequential Write speed: up to 520Mb/sec;
— random Read speed: up to 50 thousand IOPS;
— random Write speed: up to 80 thousand IOPS.
Such prominent showings make Intel 525 SSDs the fastest in the market drives with mSATA interface. Besides, the manufacturer offers a 5-year's limited warranty to promote for a better customer experience.