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Intel 510 vs. Intel 320 SSD

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November 8, 2011 3:45:31 PM

So I understand the speed difference between a SSD and a HDD is night and day, but what's the difference between older generation SSDs and newer ones? Specifically, the Intel 510 SSD has 500mb/s read, 315mb/s write while the Intel 320 SSD has a 270mb/s read, 90mb/s write. How much of a real world difference will I notice? Are we talking 15 seconds to boot up vs. 20 seconds? Also, I'll be putting win7 and games on the SSD.

Thanks for the help guys!
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November 8, 2011 7:06:13 PM

I have the Intel® SSD 320 80GB drive as a boot drive and I am pulling in 20 second boot times and while there should be some differences between it and the Intel SSD 510, I think the differences would be something you would have a hard time telling apart without some type of benchmarking program.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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November 8, 2011 7:11:18 PM

Thanks for the response. I guess the difference would be more noticeable if I were constantly moving files. It seems like both series have excellent reliability so the 510's only real appeal is to have the latest technology and higher benchmarks.
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