Deal: Intel 510 Series 120GB $229.99 + Free Shipping
Intel is running yet another promotion on the SATA 6GBps capable 510 series, and this time it’s the 120GB version. It consists partly of a mail-in rebate, which is available via several online retailers, but the best final price is obtainable via Buy.com. The drive’s list price is $275, Buy.com sells it for $259.99 and the MIR is $30. Free shipping is also part of the deal, so the final price is $229.99–the lowest yet on this drive as far as we can tell.
The offer expires 05-28-2011. Don’t forget to save or print out the mail-in rebate form! As we’ve mentioned before, the 510 series is a great option since it uses older and more durable 34nm NAND flash. The maximum sustained read and write speeds for the 120GB model are 400MB/s and 210MB/s respectively over the SATA 3.0 6GBps interface. Running it over SATA 2 also works fine, but then you will have to make do with 265MB/s reads and 200MB/s writes. View the full specifications here.