World’s largest semiconductor chip maker Intel’s new 710 and 720 series SSDs' (Solid State Drive) specifications have been leaked.
The Intel SSD 710 which is expected next month, code named Lydonville, will be available in 100GB, 200GB and 300GB capacities, and will use MLC NAND flash storage.
It will have 270Mbps of read speed and 210Mbps of write speed. Besides these, AES-128 encryption and the MTBF (Mean time between failures) of 2 million hours will be provided in the 710 series.
The 720 Series, also known as Ramsdale, however, will be more advanced. It will become the first Intel SSD line to use a PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Express interface instead of SATA. A PCIe x8 slot is expected at the very least.
A cache of 512MB is also expected with read and write speeds of 2200Mbps and 1800Mbps respectively. The 720 series will be available in 200GB and 400GB, will use a more compact 34nm SLC NAND flash with AES-256 encryption.
The 720 series is expected later this year at an undisclosed price, and is expected to be a tough market competitor for OCZ’s PCI express SSDs, the ZDNet reported.