Intel To Launch 25nm 600GB SSD By The End Of This Year
By on May 6th, 2010

Apparently, it looks like Intel will be launching a 600GB 25 nm Solid State Disk(s) by the end of this year. This year, users have already seen the price of the SSDs dwindling to a record low. SSDs are now available for a mere 100$. SSDs have a higher read/write speedIntel compared to traditional Hard Disk drives. They also consume less power, and are smaller in size. Their only downside is their longevity. Traditional Hard Disks have a longer life-span compared to SSDs.

Users can argue that traditional Hard Disks are comparatively cheaper than SSDs, but that is just a matter of time. SSDs prices have been falling down, and soon they will reach a price-point where they are reasonable for general masses to buy them. Intel is one of the most renowned SSDs manufacturer. According to Fudzilla, Intel has big plansfor the holiday season with the launch of new 25 nm MLC NAND Flash memory based SSDs. The company plans to launch the SSD in capacities of 160GB, 300GB and 600GB.

Soon after, Intel will launch 1.8 inch SSDs with their capacities reaching up to 300GB. The launch of these new 25nm 1.8 inch SSDs will mark the end-of-life of the existing 34nm and 50nm 1.8 inch SSDs from Intel. These 1.8 inch SSDs will be primarily used in Camcorders, Blu-Ray players and other similar devices.

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  • Joey

    Hello~
    I can’t believe that being employed in the computer industry, you actually wrote that the “only downside” to SSD technology is their (lack of) longevity- in that traditional hard disks have a longer life.

    FALSEFALSEFALSE!!! Do your research & you’ll soon discover that the mean MTBF (longevity) is MUCH higher with an SSD vs. traditional hard disks! E.g., the Intel X25-M #SSDSA2MH160G2R5 has a MTBF (Manufacture/Mean Time Before Fail) of 1,200,000hrs!

    Here are just a few source references:
    http://www.pctechguide.com/31HardDisk_SolidStateDrives.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive

    http://dev.emcelettronica.com/solid-state-drive-ssd-technology-pros-and-cons-12

    • http://www.lifeofrajesh.com Rajesh Pandey

      “Flash-memory drives have limited lifetimes and will often wear out after 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 P/E cycles (1,000 to 10,000 per cell) for MLC, and up to 5,000,000 P/E cycles (100,000 per cell) for SLC.[43][44][45][46] Special file systems or firmware designs can mitigate this problem by spreading writes over the entire device, called wear leveling.[47][23] However, effective write cycles can be much less, because when a write request is made to a particular memory block, all data in the block is overwritten even when only part of the memory is altered. The write amplification, as referred by Intel, can be reduced using write memory buffer.[48] In combination with wear leveling, over-provisioning SSD flash drives with spared memory capacity also delays the loss of user-accessible memory capacity. NAND memory can be negatively impacted by read and program (write) disturbs arising from over accessing a particular NAND location. This overuse of NAND locations causes bits within the NAND block to erroneously change values. Wear leveling, by redirecting SSD writes to lesser-used NAND locations, thus reduces the potential for program or write disturbs.”

      Happy now?

 
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