Intel 520 Series 180GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive


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About Intel

Stay ahead of the competition when you level up to 6.0 gigabits per second (Gb/s) performance. Intel Solid-State Drives (Intel SSDs) continue to evolve with the Intel SSD 500 Family. Available in a capacity up to 180GB, the Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series delivers leading performance for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)-based computers. By combining Intel's leading 25nm NAND flash memory technology with SATA's 6Gb/s interface support, the Intel SSD 520 Series delivers sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s.

The industry-standard 2.5-inch form factor enables interchangeability with existing hard disk drives (HDDs). Its native SATA HDD drop-in replacement features enhanced performance, reliability and ruggedness offered by an SSD. The Intel SSD 520 Series also offers built-in data protection which includes Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit Encryption, End-to-End Data Protection and Data Compression. Now that your work is safe, use the world-class performance of the Intel SSD 520 Series to dominate your gaming competition or to reach new levels of creativity and productivity.

Intel Features

  • New Level of Performance: Built with compute-quality Intel 25 nanometer (nm) NAND Flash Memory, the Intel 520 Series 180GB SSD accelerates PC performance where it matters most
  • Superior Data Protection: The new Intel SSD 520 Series offers Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption capabilities to keep your data safe. In the event of theft or loss of your computer, you have the peace of mind that your personal data is secured by an advanced encryption technology
  • 2.5" to 3.5" Bracket Included: This SSD features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for notebooks and select desktops. The included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket lets you install your 2.5" SSD into a standard 3.5" drive bay to extend the storage of most desktop computers

Intel Specifications

Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Form Factor
Memory Components
Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MB/s (SATAIII)
Up to 280 MB/s (SATAII)
Max Sequential Write
Up to 520 MB/s (SATAIII)
Up to 260 MB/s (SATAII)
4KB Random Read
Up to 50,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 60,000 IOPS
1,200,000 hours
Latency - Read
80 us
Latency - Write
85 us
Power - Active
850 mW (MobileMark 2007 Workload)
Power - Idle
600 mW (DIPM)
Vibration - Operating
2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz)
Vibration - Non-Operating
3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz)
Shock (Operating and Non-Operating)
1,500 G/.5 msec
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
1,200,000 Hours
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER)
1 sector per 10^16
Operating Temperature
0deg.C - +70deg.C
9.5mm / 0.37"
78g / 2.75oz
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