Excerpt: Earlier this month, Intel launched the SSD 530 series that will take the place of the existing 520 SSDs, and in a way also the 335 series of Intel SSDs. The SSD 530 series is also built around the popular LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller, and like the other 500 series SSDs, you again get five years of warranty. What's different is the use of 20nm flash memory, and that the new SSDs come in different formats: 2.5 inches, mSATA and M.2. We tested the 2.5-inch 240 GB model.
Excerpt: Intel is updating its line of enterprise-class solid state storage offerings today, with a new more cost-effective drive that targets datacenter and cloud-computing applications. The Intel SSD DC S3500 as it is known, is similar in a number of ways to the SSD DC S3700 we evaluated a few months back. The new drives, however, are built around more affordable NAND flash memory than the previously released DC S3700-series drives .
Pros: Read Performance, Power Loss Data Protection, 5 Year Warranty, Competitive Pricing
Cons: Write Performance Trailed Some Competing Drives
Intel DC S3500 Data Center SSD Review (480GB x 4) – Speed, Great Features and Rock Bottom Prices
11 June 2013
Conclusion: With the release of the Intel SSD DC S3500, Intel is entering a sector that was once dominated by consumer drives masquerading as enterprise drives. These read intensive environments don’t need high priced, high endurance NAND. They need to be read optimized, but they also can’t falter when a few writes are thrown their way. If you were making a checklist for an entry-level, read-oriented SSD, the S3500 would have every box checked.
Excerpt: Intels SSD 530-serie volgt de 520-reeks, maar de 335-modellen op. Nieuw is de overstap naar 20nm flashgeheugen en de beschikbaarheid in zowel 2,5" formaat als in mSATA en M.2. Wij testten het 2,5" 240GB exemplaar.