Intel is working on m.2-SSD with pcie interface




According to a roadmap of Intel Storage division brings the American company in the last quarter of this year, a new series of solid state drives on the market. The drives would be released in three formats, including compact m.2 format.

The roadmap was published by TechPowerUp website, which received the Intel plans to show during a presentation on 3D Revolution 2014. The roadmap shows that Intel wants to come. Ssd with a new series for the consumer market in the fourth quarter of this year The code name of the series reads August Ridge, but the SSD’s will be sold as the 750 series.

The 750 Series SSDs would go to 1TB sold in the normal capacities, which probably means drives of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 720GB. The series is made up of 20nm IMFT NAND memory, Intel’s joint venture with Micron. Which controller is controlling the MLC memory is not yet known, but is probably a SandForce controller.

Besides the usual 2,5 ‘- and mSATA form factors would be the Intel 750 series is also available as m.2-drive, which is not connected via a SATA interface but via two PCIe lanes that must be the drives. 1000MB / s provide more bandwidth than the 600MB / s that offers the SATA interface. Intel released the 530 series although earlier M.2-ssd ‘s consumers, but who, instead of a pcie interface slower SATA interface.

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