Intel Announces Impressive 720PCIe SSD
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is set to update its enterprise class SSD storage solutions, the 710 and 720. A typical SATA 3Gb/s SSD drive offering capacities of 100, 200, and 300GB, the 710 will use 25nm MLC-HET flash chips, includes a 64MB cache, and has AES-128 encryption as standard. Geek reports the 720 will offer 200GB and 400GB storage options with 512MB of cache and 34nm SLC flash chips. The 720 can achieve 2.2GB/s reads and 1.8GB/s writes.
"While the 710 may be an impressive drive that does a good job of replacing Intel’s ageing X25-E solutions, it’s the 720 drive where the real performance gains lie. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a real, as in coming to market in the next few months, SSD capable of the performance this drive will offer before. Saying that, Micron’s Real SSD may give Intel a run for its money as that’s due in the Fall, and NEC may leave both Intel and Micron for dust if it ever brings the “as fast as RAM” memory to market.”