A roadmap related to future Intel SSD is revealed on the Internet, the opportunity to learn more about what the firm in Santa Clara in store in this area and until the third quarter of 2012.
By the end of the year, Intel will launch its SSD roadmap after the 520 Series codenamed Cherryville to replace the SSD 510 Series. 2.5 inch format, SSDs Cherryville incorporate NAND flash memory MLC (Multi-Level Cell) normally engraved in 25nm and have a SATA 3.0 (6 Gb / s). They are expected in the capacity of 60/120/180/240/480 GB.
During the fourth quarter of 2011, are also expected output of SSD Hawley Creek, sample format MSAT MLC flash chip and SATA II (3 Gb / s) in capacities of 20/24/40/80 and 128 GB , and Ramsdale SSD 720 Series PCI-Express 200/400 GB NAND flash SLC (Single-Level Cell).
Intel provides no further innovation in SSD until the second quarter of 2012 will mark the appearance of such successor of Cherryville 520 Series, King Crest SSD in 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb / s who will benefit from MLC NAND flash memory type HET (20 nm etched a priori), better in terms of endurance and sequential flow that the conventional MLC while storage capacity should remain the same.
The MLC Ramsdale in PCI-Express to succeed the Ramsdale will also benefit from MLC-HET with the same advantages and in addition to greater capacity of 400/800 GB. Finally in the third quarter 2012, Intel will launch the successor to the 710 Series SSD code-named Taylorsville in capacities of 200/400/800 GB, 2.5 inch and SATA 6 Gb / s with MLC NAND flash memory-HET.