Intel's 2014 solid state drive plans revealed in leaked slides

By on December 4, 2013, 4:01 PM
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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.




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skyczy said:

Any idea's how much the higher end drives will cost??

Yeah, okay....im going to start saving for the 2,800 MB/sec and 1,700 MB/sec drive right NOW.

1 person liked this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Any idea's how much the higher end drives will cost??
No clue here, but I wouldn't expect anything less than $2K (possibly more). The market always sets a premium on new tech, and this is Intel we are talking about.

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

2015, juicy 3GB/s read/write and 2TB+ at affordable prices. Going to be awesome! Il start saving up for a beastly rig. Will about time when my current rig will show its age big time :3 Looks good, can't wait to see what Samsung will bring out.

Guest said:

I imagine some fool will buy the drive and then hook it up to a single Sata port, then wonder why the most he can get out of the drive is 550mb/s.

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Steve Steve said:

I imagine some fool will buy the drive and then hook it up to a single Sata port, then wonder why the most he can get out of the drive is 550mb/s.

Would be even more impressive if they managed to hook a PCIe drive up to a single SATA port!

VitalyT VitalyT said:

I don't believe those PCI SSD-s will fall into the category of accessible, which is a shame, since SATA SSD-s seem more and more like something from the past. I'm using the latest Macbook Pro with PCI SSD that show read/write north of 700MB/s, and not willing to buy anything for the SATA anymore.

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