|[January 28, 2013]
Intel Introduces mSATA Solid-State Drive for Ultrabook™ and Low-Power Embedded Applications
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Intel (News - Alert) Corporation announced today the Intel® Solid-State Drive 525
SSD 525 Series) in a small mSATA form factor with
6-gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) performance. The Intel SSD 525 Series gives
OEM customers, channel and tech enthusiasts an ultra-portable, low-power
storage solution in one-eighth the space of a traditional 2.5-inch hard
disk drive (HDD) to drive innovative Ultrabook™, tablet and embedded
The Intel SSD 525 is the latest entry to the Intel 500 Series SSD Family
aimed at higher-performance, enthusiast solutions. Measuring 3.7mm x
50.8mm x 29.85mm and weighing 10 grams, the mSATA with PCI (News - Alert) Express
(PCIe) mini-connector delivers the performance of the company's Intel
SSD 520 Series client drive. This makes the Intel SSD 525 suitable for
All-in-One desktops, notebooks, Ultrabooks and workstation upgrades, as
well as automotive, digital signage, embedded video and retail solutions.
With random read performance of up to 50,000 input/output operations per
second (IOPS) and sequential read performance up to 550 megabytes per
second (MB/s), systems using the Intel SSD 525 Series will receive a
performance boost for the most demanding applications and intense
multi-tasking needs. This is coupled with random write performance of up
to 80,000 IOPS and sequential writes of 520 MB/s to deliver a
top-performing mSATA SSD.
"The Intel SSD 525 Series is Intel's latest 6 Gb/s mSATA product, which
brings high performance to an ultra-portable form factor targeted for
Ultrabooks and a myriad of embedded solutions," said James Slattery,
product line manager for Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group
Client SSDs. "Intel SSDs reduce the risk of data loss due to shock,
vibration or jarring. With these new performance thresholds available in
a small form factor package, and backed by Intel quality and
reliability, the Intel SSD 525 opens the door to an unlimited number of
creative embedded solutions such as in-flight entertainmet, mobile
workstations, microservers and IP phone storage."
The Intel SSD 525 Series will be available in 30 gigabyte (GB), 60GB,
90GB, 120GB, 180GB and 240GB capacities. The company has begun shipping
the 120GB and 180GB options, with additional capacities and volume
shipments to follow this quarter.
The Intel SSD 525 Series features Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
128-bit encryption capabilities for added data protection should a
device be stolen or lost. It uses Intel® 25-nanometer (nm) multi-level
cell (MLC) NAND flash memory and is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Also available for Intel SSD purchasers is the Intel®
SSD Toolbox with Intel® SSD Optimizer, a free utility that provides
Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows* users with a powerful set of management, information
and diagnostic tools to help maintain the health and out-of-box
performance of the drive. Available in 11 languages, the Intel SSD
Toolbox is also Windows* 8-compatible. To help ease the installation
process, all Intel SSD users can download the free Intel®
Data Migration Software to help clone the entire content of a
previous storage drive (SSD or HDD) to any Intel SSD.
For more information on Intel SSDs go to www.intel.com/go/ssd
or follow Intel SSDs on Twitter (News - Alert) (@intelssd),
Facebook (News - Alert) (www.intel.com/go/ssdfacebook
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The
company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the
foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information
about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com
Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the
United States and other countries.
* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
** Based on the Intel Solid-State Drive 525 Series Product
Specification. Performance varies by capacity. Performance is measured
using Iometer* with Queue Depth 32 performed on 8GB of logical block
address (LBA) range on a full SSD.
Note to Editors: Check with resellers or online retailers for current
pricing. To download the multimedia press kit go to www.intel.com/newsroom/ssd.
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