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Intel 520 Series 240GB 2.5" SATA Solid-State Drive, SATA 6.0 Gb/s Interface, 550 MB/s Max Read Speed, 520 MB/s Max Write Speed

SKU: IN2CW240A310 MFR: SSDSC2CW240A310
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The Intel 520 Series 240GB 2.5" SATA Solid-State Drive delivers the durability, dependability and energy efficiency that make it one of the most desirable drives on the market - even for media creators, demanding gamers and technology enthusiasts. In a sentence, Intel's innovative 520 Series SSDs afford faster game loads, faster application loads, less all-around lag and noticeably smoother visuals.

The drive features a SATA 6 Gb/s interface, 240GB capacity and a compute-quality Intel 25 nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory. The interface and flash memory work together to accelerate your computer's performance when you're multitasking and/or working with demanding applications. Looking a little deeper into the specs and numbers associated with the 520 Series SSDs, it's easy to see that they really do afford an exceptional level of performance, when compared to the competition.

The 240GB 520 Series SSD provides sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 520 MB/s. Regarding random read performance, the drive offers up to 50,000 IOPS. Its random write performance is equally impressive, delivering 60,000 IOPS. Whether you're craving the technology to handle intense multitasking needs or the performance required to really unleash your demanding applications, the 520 Series can satisfy both needs.

It's easy to see that the 520 Series SSD is endowed with everything needed to take your computer's performance to another level. Yet, a drive must be efficient and offer superior protection, which is why Intel also made sure to pre-configure the SSD with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption technology. They also added "End to End Data Protection" to ensure the integrity of your stored data from the computer to the SSD and back to the computer. Plus, like other SSDs, the 520 Series features no moving parts. This allows it to be energy efficient, durable and dependable. The result is a powerful drive that requires less maintenance, keeps your information safer and costs less to run than a traditional hard drive.

Key Features

  • SSD built with compute-quality Intel 25 nanometer (nm) NAND Flash Memory
  • Accelerates PC performance where it matters most
  • Random read performance up to 50,000 IOPS (operations per second)
  • Sequential read performance of up to 550 MB/s
  • Handle intense multi-tasking needs and blaze through even the most demanding applications
  • Read performance coupled with random writes up to 60,000 IOPS and sequential writes of 520 MB/s will unleash your applications
  • SSD designed to satisfy demanding gamers, media creators and technology enthusiasts
  • 520 Series SSDs offers the best security features of any Intel SSD to date
  • Pre-configured with Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption capabilities
  • Your personal data is secured by advanced encryption in the event your computer gets lost or stolen
  • SSD also contains "End-to-End Data Protection" ensuring the integrity of stored data from the computer to the SSD and back

Technical Specs

Capacity 240GB
Form Factor 2.5" (6.35 cm) SATA
Interface SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Lithography 25 nm
Components Intel NAND Flash Memory
Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Technology
Latency Read: 80 us
Write: 85 us
Sequential Read 550 MB/s
Sequential Write 520 MB/s
Random 4K Read 50000 IOPS
Random 4K Write 60000 IOPS
Encryption Yes (hardware encryption)
Power Active: 850 mW (MobileMark 2007 Workload)
Idle: 600 mW (DIPM)
MTBF 1200000 hours
Bit Error Rate Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER): 1 sector per 10(x16 = 16th power)
Operating Temperature 32 to 158deg.F (0 to 70deg.C)
Vibration Operating 2.17 GRMS (5 - 700 Hz)
Vibration Non-Operating 3.13 GRMS (5 - 800 Hz)
Shock Operating: 1500 G / 0.5 msec
Non-Operating: 1500 G / 0.5 msec
RoHS Compliant Meets the requirements of European Union (EU) RoHS Ecological Compliance Directives
Weight Upto 2.75oz / 78g
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