Intel has unveiled quite a lot of new SSDs for shopper PCs in addition to information centres. The lineup contains Optane Reminiscence and Optane Persistent Reminiscence drives, in addition to 144-layer QLC and TLC flash-based drives to cater to numerous use instances. The corporate additionally disclosed new roadmaps for its enterprise clients. The bulletins had been a part of a two-day Reminiscence and Storage occasion which additionally included a number of keynotes, demonstrations, case research, and developer periods about reminiscence and storage know-how. Actual particulars concerning the pricing and availability of the six new SSDs has not been introduced but.
Intel Optane Reminiscence H20, SSD 670p
Beginning with the Intel Optane Reminiscence H20, which is an replace to the Optane Reminiscence H10 introduced at CES 2019. Like its predecessor, it combines Intel’s high-speed Optane Reminiscence with conventional flash on a single PCIe M.2 module. It’s geared toward slim and light-weight notebooks and ultra-compact PCs which might not in any other case have area for a number of storage tiers. It will likely be marketed for efficiency and productiveness in addition to gaming and content material creation. The 2 forms of flash storage have their very own controllers and break up 4 PCIe three.zero lanes between them. They don’t immediately work together with one another, however are tiered right into a single logical drive utilizing Intel’s software program. The Optane Reminiscence caches vital information to speed up reads and writes whereas the NAND flash is used for storage as typical.
Based on AnandTech, the Optane Reminiscence H10 is not going to be obtainable in retail, and can solely ship to laptop computer producers to be used in pre-built techniques. It will likely be obtainable with both 512GB or 1TB of QLC NAND and 32GB of Optane Reminiscence. It can require an 11th-gen ‘Tiger Lake‘ CPU and won’t be used for desktop platforms.
The Intel SSD 670p is a refresh of the SSD 660p. It contains a new controller and 144-layer QLC flash storage on a PCIe three.zero interface. It additionally advantages from improved cache allocation. It will likely be obtainable in retail in 512GB, 1TB and 2TB fashions, and is geared toward mainstream PC use instances. Pricing and efficiency data haven’t but been introduced.
The remainder of the merchandise introduced are the SSD D7-P5510 and SSD D5-P5316 NVMe information centre SSDs, with 144-layer TLC and QLC flash respectively; the second-gen Optane SSD P5800X; and the Optane Persistent Reminiscence 300-series which makes use of the DIMM kind issue. No different shopper SSDs, standalone Optane drives or Optane Reminiscence modules had been introduced.
Tom’s studies that Intel additionally disclosed plans to develop PLC, or penta-level flash that may permit for 5 bits to be saved per cell, for future SSDs. Intel lately bought its NAND flash division to SK Hynix and has exited its partnership with Micron to develop 3D Xpoint, the kind of flash used to develop Optane merchandise.