Intel Unveils the SSD Pro 1500 Series Solid State Drives
IDF officially starts today, and Intel is kicking things off with the introduction of a brand new family of professional SSDs aimed at business computers.
The Intel SSD 1500 series packs hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption, Opal key management protocols, and supports Intel's 4th generation Haswell processors with vPro. Intel says more power-efficient performance, as well as reduced wait times and faster data delivery, will help the 1500 series to boost employee productivity.
"The modern business employee is increasingly mobile and works in multiple environments," said Rob Crooke, Intel corporate vice president and general manager for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "The Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series ensures employees have the flexibility, battery life and performance they need, while IT has the assurance data is secure and the device can be managed remotely. Tight integration with Intel vPro technology means we are able to deliver a complete solution for corporate business users."
The Intel SSD 1500 is based on a 6 Gbps SATA SandForce SF-2281 controller, Intel's 20 nm 2 bpc MLC NAND, and will be available in 80 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB, 360 GB and 480 GB capacities. The majority of these are available in both 2.5-inch/7 mm and M.2 form factors. The only exception is the 480 GB, which is 2.5-inch/7 mm SATA only. The 1500 series offers max sequential read/write speeds of 540 MB/s and 490 MB/s, respectively. Max random read and write speeds are 41 K IOPS and 80 K IOPS, respectively.