Intel announces new 3D NAND SSDs for client and enterprise

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Intel has just announced a range of 3D NAND SSDs targeted at both client and enterprise customers.

The one that most readers will be interested in is the client-focused SSD 600p series. It comes in the compact M.2 form factor and supports the fast PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. It will use IMFT’s 32-layer TLC 3D NAND.

Sequential read performance is expected to be around 1800MB/s, while sequential write performance is claimed to be around 560MB/s for the larger capacity drives.

The SSD 600p series will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB capacities.

The SSD Pro 6000p series is essentially the business version of the SSD 600p series. The SSD Pro 6000p series enjoys the same performance, but comes with the added feature of Intel’s Remote Secure Erase Solution, which offers remote manageability of data and better data security.

Like the SSD 600p series, the SSD Pro 6000p series also comes in the M.2 form factor and supports the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.

For data center applications, Intel has prepared the SSD DC P3520 and SSD DC S3520. The former is designed for read-intensive applications, while the latter is better suited for more balanced workloads.

And finally, Intel also has embedded SSD solutions in the form of the SSD E 6000p series and the SSD E 5240s series. The former comes in a M.2 form factor, supports PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, and IMFT’s 32-layer TLC 3D NAND. The latter is available in both 2.5 and M.2 form factors, but only supports the slower SATA interface. It also uses MLC 3D NAND.

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