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Intel 510 Series SSD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The usability is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the size and value for money.

reliability, usability, design

value for money, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Intel 510 Series SSD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review Intel 510 Series Elmcrest 250 GB Solid State Drive (SSD, SATA 3)


Speed-Booster. With the SSD 510 series, also known as Elmcrest, I ...

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Intel SSD 510 Series (250GB)


When it comes to performance, Intel has made a few compromises with the 250GB SSD 510 Series. These are seen primarily in its random-read and random-write specifications. Whereas the 160GB second-generation X25-M was rated for up to 35,000 IOPS of...

Strong performance, particularly in sequential reads and writes. Supports 6Gbps SATA

Slow random-access speeds compared with competing drives. Relatively expensive

The SSD 510 Series, Intel's replacement for its once–industry leading X25-M drive solid-state drive, turns out fine numbers in some circumstances, but its random-access speeds may be a turn off for more advanced power users.

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Intel 510 Series 250GB


With a retail price of $584 the 250GB Intel 510 Series drive is the second most expensive in the grouptest, however its modest price of $2.34 per gigabyte shows that its the best bang for your buck


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Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) 250GB SATA III SSD Unboxing


Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) 250GB SATA III SSD Unboxing


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Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Review


Today we have a sample of Intel's new 510 series SSD connected to our test system. The latest range from Intel brings their SSD platform right up to date with high end specifications and today we will find out how it compares to models such as Crucials...

We often talk about products being well rounded and with their 510 Series SSD Intel have created a product which excels in this area. It offers excellent performance, a good bundle, decent warranty and comes from a manufacturer with a proven...

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Intel SSD 510-Series 250 GB Review: Adopting 6 Gb/s SATA


After defining the high-end SSD market with its X25-M, Intel is finally ready with its first 6 Gb/s solid-state drive, the SSD 510-series. Does ...

My guess would be that Intel uses half as many of the same NAND modules on its 120 GB SSD 510. In the real-world, you’d really need to push a lot of concurrent requests to best demonstrate the difference between the two drives, though—and as we’re...

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Intel 510 Series 250GB SATA 6G Solid State Drive Review


Today we take a look at the newly released Intel 510 Series SSD. This is Intel's first SATA 6Gb/sec offering. They chose to go with a non-Intel branded controller, which took us by surprise to say the least. Can Intel's SSD gurus transform a previously...

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Sleek, fast, and Quiet


Very fast during boot up and loading of games like BF3. No noise

Ordered the 510 four days before the 520 was available! Kind of wish I had waited for the increased performance at the same Newegg price. Oh well

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The Best HHD


I love how fast this thing is. The other part is that no more hearing HHD spin up


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Great Value, Everything You Need


Includes 2.25"-to-3.5" bracket for desktops!! Yay ; Includes a (rather flimsy) SATA cable ; Very fast