TechSpot: Intel SSD 510 Series 120GB Review

The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB blew us away when we reviewed it earlier this month. Its lighting fast transfer speeds and application performance left no room for the competition to breathe -- including the once-praised Samsung 470 Series and Crucial RealSSD C300 drives. The Vertex 3 proved to be dramatically faster than its predecessor, and perhaps just as important, that speed comes at nearly the same cost.

Having surpassed some of the best SSDs we've tested, we were left to wonder if the Vertex 3 would remain unattested in the short-term. With Crucial's M4 shaping up to be a mainstream drive, who else could rise to the challenge? We may have an answer to that question today as we test the closest thing the Vertex 3 has to competition: Intel's new flagship SSD 510 Series.

Considering all the achievements Intel earned with its X25-M drives, hardware enthusiasts were to expect Intel to oppose OCZ's juggernaut. The SSD 510 Series steps in to compete with the Vertex 3 in the high-end consumer market, for the first time using a third-party controller that adds SATA 6Gb/s support.

Read: Intel SSD 510 Series 120GB Review

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I think SSDs have been around long enough and are not new. $300 a few years ago bought me two Intel 25M at 60GB. I use those in raid for my main system and applications I want to start up fast and have a larger drive for everything else. My system is fast and I have no problems. Yes cheaper is always better but I think its worth the value. A lot of people now use SSDs too.

BillyJack said,
I think SSDs have been around long enough and are not new. $300 a few years ago bought me two Intel 25M at 60GB. I use those in raid for my main system and applications I want to start up fast and have a larger drive for everything else. My system is fast and I have no problems. Yes cheaper is always better but I think its worth the value. A lot of people now use SSDs too.

few years ago? hell one year ago 64GB cost around $280 and today its $119 to $159. Then again we do get ripped off here >_>