Intel's upcoming 700-series SSD benchmarks have found their way to the internet ahead of the formal unveiling of the drives from Intel. The 720 Ramsdale SSD is the performance king with the leaked benchmarks showing sequential read performance at 200MB/sec and up to 1800MB/sec (!) when writing. Endurance wise, the drive can sustain up to 32PB of 8K random writes before performance begins to degrade in the high-performance model. The 720-series will come in 200GB and 400GB sizes.
The 710-series is obviously not as good but still impressive nonetheless. With sequential read speeds of 270MB/sec and write speeds of 210MB/sec, the speeds may not seem impressive but they are made from MLC NAND Flash which should make the drives much cheaper. The 710-series will come in 100GB and 200GB flavors.
The 710-series is reported to be available for OEMs to sample in June with production ramping up in July. The 720-series has a stamped ETA of Q4 of this year.
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