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Intel 240GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD)

B&H # IN520240SSD Mfr # SSDSC2CW240A310
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Product Highlights
  • High-Performance SATA 6 Gb/s Interface
  • SSD with 240GB Storage Capacity
  • Features Intel 25 nm NAND Flash Memory
  • Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Technology
  • Max Read Speed of 550 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed of 520 MB/s
  • Random Read Up to 50,000 IOPS
  • Random Write Up to 60,000 IOPS
  • AES 256-Bit Encryption Capabilities
  • Equipped with End-to-End Data Protection

With a warranty period of five years and the technology to outperform standard hard disk drives, the Intel 240GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD) delivers the durability, dependability and energy efficiency that make it one of the most desirable drives on the market - even for media creators, demanding gamers and technology enthusiasts. In a sentence, Intel's innovative 520 Series SSDs afford faster game loads, faster application loads, less all-around lag and noticeably smoother visuals. The drive features a SATA 6 Gb/s interface, 240GB capacity and a compute-quality Intel 25 nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory. The interface and flash memory work together to accelerate your computer's performance when you're multitasking and/or working with demanding applications.

Looking a little deeper into the specs and numbers associated with the 520 Series SSDs, it's easy to see that they really do afford an exceptional level of performance, when compared to the competition. The 240GB 520 Series SSD provides sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 520 MB/s. Regarding random read performance, the drive offers up to 50,000 IOPS. Its random write performance is equally impressive, delivering 60,000 IOPS. Whether you're craving the technology to handle intense multitasking needs or the performance required to really unleash your demanding applications, the 520 Series can satisfy both needs.

It's easy to see that the 520 Series SSD is endowed with everything needed to take your computer's performance to another level. Yet, a drive must be efficient and offer superior protection, which is why Intel also made sure to pre-configure the SSD with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption technology. They also added "End to End Data Protection" to ensure the integrity of your stored data from the computer to the SSD and back to the computer. Plus, like other SSDs, the 520 Series features no moving parts. This allows it to be energy efficient, durable and dependable. The result is a powerful drive that requires less maintenance, keeps your information safer, and costs less to run than a traditional hard drive.

Performance

SSD built with compute-quality Intel 25 nanometer (nm) NAND Flash Memory
Accelerates PC performance where it matters most
Random read performance up to 50,000 IOPS (operations per second)
Sequential read performance of up to 550 MB/s
Handle intense multi-tasking needs and blaze through even the most demanding applications
Read performance coupled with random writes up to 60,000 IOPS and sequential writes of 520 MB/s will unleash your applications
SSD designed to satisfy demanding gamers, media creators and technology enthusiasts

Superior Data Protection

520 Series SSDs offers the best security features of any Intel SSD to date
Pre-configured with Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption capabilities
Your personal data is secured by advanced encryption in the event your computer gets lost or stolen
SSD also contains "End-to-End Data Protection" ensuring the integrity of stored data from the computer to the SSD and back
Capacity 240GB
Form Factor 2.5" (6.35 cm) SATA
Interface SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Lithography 25 nm
Components Intel NAND Flash Memory
Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Technology
Latency Read: 80 µs
Write: 85 µs
Sequential Read 550 MB/s
Sequential Write 520 MB/s
Random 4K Read 50,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write 60,000 IOPS
Encryption Yes (hardware encryption)
Power Active: 850 mW (MobileMark 2007 Workload)
Idle: 600 mW (DIPM)
MTBF 1,200,000 hours
Bit Error Rate Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER): 1 sector per 10(x16 = 16th power)
Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)
Vibration Operating 2.17 GRMS (5 - 700 Hz)
Vibration Non-Operating 3.13 GRMS (5 - 800 Hz)
Shock Operating: 1500 G / 0.5 msec
Non-Operating: 1500 G / 0.5 msec
RoHS Compliant Meets the requirements of European Union (EU) RoHS Ecological Compliance Directives
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Up to 2.75 oz (78 g)
Intel 240GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD)
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Intel240GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD)
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (3)
    • Fast (3)
    • Reliable (3)

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        5.0

        One of the better SSD's

        By AC

        from Columbus, Ohio

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • High-End Multimedia

          Comments about Intel 240GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD):

          I use these drives in media capture devices. The throughput, compatibility, and reliability make the 520 series my first choice in solid state drives.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Good Drive

          By Mike

          from SoCal

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about Intel 240GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD):

            Crystal Mark benchmark on ASUS G75 VW

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Intel 520 series 240 GB SSD drive

            By Jack

            from Greenville, SC

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Intel 240GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD):

                Love this drive!
                50 seconds to boot up and start work
                used to take 20 minutes.
                shut down 20 seconds. Applications up in 3 seconds or less!
                Simple to install.
                Makes this 2010 Lenovo feel like I'm at warp speed! Worth every cent.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Very fast drive

                By Rebel625

                from Littleton, CO

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photo and video editing

                  Comments about Intel 240GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD):

                  This is my primary drive with a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 6.0Gb/s as the secondary drive. I am using this on a new computer build with an Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 Motherboard, Intel i7 2600K LGA 1155 CPU with no overclocking, and 32 GB of DDR3 1600 RAM. I needed to upgrade my system because I want to run two 10 bit Color Monitors via Displayport to use with Photoshop CS6. My old system was not compatible with the Nvidia Quadro or AMD FirePro Video Cards. This drive is very fast and is warranted for 5 years through Intel. I don't need to have Adobe Bridge load on login because it opens almost instantly as does Photoshop CS6. Yes it is a little pricey but I believe well worth the money.

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                  • Personal

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