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Intel working on 750-Series PCIe based SSDs

Intel may ditch SATA 6Gbps for PCIe for their upcoming SSD lineups while using same flash NAND technology

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh from Feb 28, 2014 @ 13:06 CST

Intel is apparently working on 750 Series PCI Express interface based solid state drives for performance enthusiasts and professions, according to a news report. Recently, Intel released 730 Series SATA III SSDs recently, but it seems that Intel plans to introduce a PCIe version for the next series of SSD lineups.


Intel plans to release its 750 Series SSDs code-named 'August Ridge' which will use current gen MLC flash NAND with PCIe x8 interface. It will also have a M.2 form factor. These SSDs will come with storage variants of 180, 240, 360, 480 and 600GB. The performance of the 750 Series is said to be up to 1500 MB/s read and up to 1100 MB/s with random 4K IOPS to be 180/24k reads and writes.

Intel is planning to use a different interface as SATA 6Gbps are stifling the performance of a solid state drive. Many companies in the past used PCIe interface and even different form factors. It should be interesting to see how Intel 750 Series PCIe will perform, but we'll have to wait by Q4 2014.


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