Intel to Use eMLC in Next-Gen Enterprise SSDs

Intel recently announced that its 25nm NAND flash chips are now shipping in volume to customers. This also means that we can soon expect a refresh of the Intel SSD's that are currently based off of 34nm Postville parts later this year.

Intel's next generation 25nm SSD parts for enterprises will use a new type of enterprise multi-level cell (eMLC) flash memory, which are expected to be even more resilient than other existing technologies, according to a roadmap seen by X-bit Labs.

Those looking to beef up their home gaming rigs will probably be more interested in the SSDs targeted towards enthusiasts. The next round of Intel X25-M will come in 600GB, 300GB, 160GB and 80GB capacities. This will mean roomier drives for those with the resources to purchase one, while the 80GB and 160GB models hopefully will be more affordable to those looking for a speedy OS drive.

For reference, the 34nm-based 80GB and 160GB models can be had for around $200 and $400, respectively.

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  • Anonymous
    Will it use the SATA 6 Gbit/s or SATA 3 Gbit/s?
  • gekko668
    That's nice but I still can't afford it.
  • balister
    Billy BobWill it use the SATA 6 Gbit/s or SATA 3 Gbit/s?

    If it's enterprise class, more likely SAS.