With one major competitor now out of the game, Intel is gearing up for a serious push in the solid state drive market. According to leaked slides from an Intel roadmap, chipzilla will introduce three new SSD lines during the second quarter of 2014: the SSD Pro 2500 series (codename Temple Star), the SSD DC P3500 series (Pleasantdale) and the SSD DC P3700 series (Fultondale).
Looking at each family individually, the SSD Pro 2500 series will be available in capacities of 80GB, 180GB, 240GB, 360GB and 480GB in 2.5-inch and M.2 sizes. The slide indicates sequential read / write speeds of 540 MB/sec and 490 MB/sec, respectively.
The SSD DC P350 series, meanwhile, will offer blazing sequential read / write speeds of 2,800 MB/sec and 1,700 MB/sec, respectively. Available in 2.5-inch and PCIe AIC (add-in-card) formats, they’ll be offered up in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB.
Last but certainly not least is the SSD DC P3700 family, the only one to feature high endurance technology. These products will also be offered in 2.5-inch and PCIe AIC form factors with capcities of 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB and 2TB with sequential reads and writes at 2,800 MB/sec and 1,700 MB/sec, respectively. These drives boast up to 10 drive writes per day over five years.
All of the new drives will make use of 20-nanometer MLC NAND flash and will be available in two different form factors, each with a five year warranty. Pricing for each category and drive is unknown as this hour.