updated 05:53 pm EDT, Mon September 9, 2013
New 1500-series drives available in M.2, 2.5-inch form factors
Intel today announced the Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Professional Family, including the Intel Solid-State Drive Pro 1500 Series. The new business-class SSDs are engineered specifically for easy IT deployment and secure manageability, and offer a lower total cost of ownership with enhanced performance over previous Intel SSD models.
The Intel Stable Image Platform Program helps to guarantee that key drivers are in place and makes transitioning to the Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series easier than competing offerings. The ability to remotely manage assets and diagnose issues at the drive level means could translate into fewer IT support staff deskside visits, so PC maintenance and repairs require less time.
The Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series also protects data from unauthorized access with enterprise-grade security features, including hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption and industry-standard Opal key management protocols. The Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series is designed to work with the fourth-generation Intel Core processors with Intel vPro technology.
The new M.2 will be available in 80GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB, and 360GB. The SATA 3.0 2.5-inch drive will be available in 80GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB, 360GB, and 480GB sizes. Pricing and availability information are not yet available.