Intel 510 Series 120GB review

Intel gets back in the SSD game

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To test SSDs in as close to a real-life scenario as possible, we install them as a boot drive and install a full operating system – in this case Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

We test in this clean state and then fill the drive up with data and then delete it, running through this cycle a few times before testing the drive again to see if there's much difference in the results after subjecting the drive to this usage cycle.

In general, there wasn't a great deal of difference between the two sets of results, although through longer-term usage there might be.

Sequential read/write performance

Intel 510 series ssd 120gb benchmarks

4K random read/write performance

Intel 510 series ssd 120gb benchmarks

Burst speed performance

Intel 510 series ssd 120gb benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product Family510
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600
Brand NameIntel
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity120 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Maximum Read Transfer Rate450 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate210 MBps
Height9.5 mm
Width69.9 mm
Depth100.5 mm
Product Series510
ManufacturerIntel Corporation
Product ModelSSDSC2MH120A2K5
Product Name510 Series SSDSC2MH120A2K5 MLC Solid State Drive
Manufacturer Part NumberSSDSC2MH120A2K5
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Intel Solid-State Drive 510 Series accelerates SATA throughput for demanding client systems by utilizing SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) performance and proven Intel NAND Flash Memory based SSD technology. Available in a 2.5 inch form factor, the Intel SSD 510 Series supports data transfers of up to 500 megabytes per second (MB/s).

Weight (Approximate)80 g