Intel releases 525 SSD drive, wants you to put them in your ultrabook

Intel has just released their new 525 Series of SSDs recently. The new drive is Intel’s first 6Gb/s mSATA product that offers a low-power, small form factor SSD with performance in mind, and is geared towards OEM customers, channel and tech enthusiasts. Intel says that the new drives occupy only in one-eighth the space of a traditional 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD), which means it can easily be installed in ultrabooks or tablets.

Intel says you’re looking at random read performance of up to 50,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and sequential read performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s), and that systems using the new drive will receive a performance boost for the most demanding applications and intense multi-tasking needs. This is coupled with random write performance of up to 80,000 IOPS and sequential writes of 520 MB/s to deliver a top-performing mSATA SSD.

The 525 Series will come in a multitude of capacities, from 30 gigabytes (GB) to 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 180GB and 240GB. No word on pricing as of yet, though the company has said that they should be shipping this product this quarter.