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Intel First 25nm SSD On March 28th, Pricing Unveiled
Will be waiting for the reviews.
Apparently, things are going so well over at Intel that they are going to launch their 25nm MLC based 320 Series (Postville Refresh), ahead of schedule, on the 28th of March. Intel 320 series SSD is set to replace the current X25-V and X25-M series at the same price point targeting mainstream consumer, SMB, data center and embedded markets. VR-Zone first revealed about the Intel 320 series earlier this month and now we are going to bring you the finalized specs and estimated retail pricing.
Up to 39,500 IOPS random 4 KB reads; up to 23,000 IOPS random 4 KB writes
Rumors: 'there will be a 7xx series later in the year; so, 7xx high-end, 510 mid-range, 320 low-end' looks like more Intel SSDs coming later in the year.
Does 7xx series mean SF controller?
510 has a Marvell controller.
The 320 controller will be...
Here is some additional information.
Intel 320 Series SSD with 25 nm NAND Flash Slated for 28 March, Priced
Intel's 320 series solid-state drives (SSDs) are on track for a March 28 launch. The silicon giant is on a bit of a spree with its SSD product launches over the past few weeks. Intel 320 series, also referred to as "Postville Refresh", succeeds the company's X25-V and X25-M series, consisting of SATA 3 Gb/s SSDs in the 2.5-inch form-factor. The drives achieve sequential read speeds of 250 MB/s, and write speeds of 170 MB/s; Up to 39,500 IOPS random 4 KB reads, and up to 23,000 IOPS random 4 KB writes.
The only major change here is the multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash chips used inside, which are built on Intel's new 25 nm manufacturing process. Other new features include 128-bit AES data encryption, enhanced power-loss management, and up to 1.2 million hours MTBF. 320 series is available in 40 GB (US $109), 80 GB ($189), 120 GB ($239), 160 GB ($329), 300 GB ($569), and 600 GB ($1,119). With the 320 Series, Intel intends to target the business/office and mainstream markets, propagating SSDs to key high-volume segments.
They are aiming for a mid range performer at a better price point, then the 320 series prices need to come down.
If that is the case then these should be seeing price drops over the next couple of months.
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