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Intel 530 240GB SSD Review - Intel 530 Series 240GB SSD

Intel 530 240GB SSD Review
Intel released its flagship consumer SSD a few months back, and Chris picked up a retail drive to test. Let's take a close look at it now.
By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 3, 2014 3:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Intel

Intel 530 Series 240GB SSD

 

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Here we get our first look at the Intel 530 Series drive. Intel has livened the appearance a bit with a colorful sticker, and polished logo on the top cover.

 

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The back of the drive is still the same as other Intel consumer SSDs though.

 

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To my knowledge, this is Intel's first retail consumer SSD in a 7mm form factor. Some of the older SSDs shipped with a 7mm case, but with an adapter bolted on. You could mod those drives to 7mm, but it required purchasing different screws.

 

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Inside, we found sixteen Intel 20nm NAND flash packages with 128GB die.

 

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Intel used a different version of the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with this product. The Intel part number for this controller is BF29AS41BB0. Under the part number, we see LSI, and next to that is the Intel 'I' logo.

 

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The flash is Intel 20nm TSOP packages.

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