Monday, October 10th 2011

Intel To Revamp SSD Lineup in 2012

It looks like Intel has concrete plans with its SSD lineup moving into 2012. A roadmap slide sourced by VR-Zone reveals that its main SSD lines feature major additions or replacements that will take shape by the third quarter of 2012. To begin with the enterprise-grade 700 Series, Intel will have launched SSD 720 "Ramsdale" family of PCI-Express SSDs with SLC NAND flash memory, and SSD 520 "Cherryville", a successor of SSD 510; by the end of 2011. These products will lead the lineup through, with no changes in the first quarter of 2012.

In 2012, Intel will launch "Ramsdale MLC" PCI-Express SSD, a variant of Ramsdale that uses MLC-HET NAND flash memory, that increases capacities, while offering endurance roughly comparable to SLC, if not as fast as it. Capacities will double over Ramsdale SLC, into 400 GB and 800 GB. Around that time, Intel will also launch SSD 500 Series "King Crest", a new 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s SSD that succeeds SSD 520 "Cherryville" family, and makes use of 25 nm MLC-HET NAND flash instead of standard 25 nm MLC NAND flash. Its capacity options are unknown.
Moving into the third quarter of 2012, Intel will introduce "Taylorsville", a successor of SSD 710 "Lyndonville". Taylorsville more than doubles capacity options over its predecessor, offering capacities of 800 GB, 400 GB, and 200 GB, while retaining the 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s form-factor. Lastly, there's the most critical change in Intel's SSD portfolio, codenamed "Lincoln Crest". This is a successor of SSD 320 family, and marks the complete transition to MLC-HET NAND flash memory and SATA 6 Gb/s interface.Source: VR-Zone
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3 Comments on Intel To Revamp SSD Lineup in 2012

I thought Intel abandoned SLC.

Guess not.
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Will these all use an Intel controller or will they keep outsourcing?
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If I read that right there is soem intel PCI-E goodness coming in Q2 . .:eek:
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