According to a leaked SSD roadmap posted by VR-Zone, Intel will be launching the successor to its performance consumer SSD 520 and SSD 525 series SSDs next week, July 8 to July 12, 2013.
The next generation 530 series will feature the newest 20 nm MLC NAND flash, the same LSI-SandForce SF-2281 controller with presumably updated firmware.
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|Product Code||Capacity||Form Factor(s)|
|SSDSKGW0800A401||80 GB||M.2 (NGFF)|
|SSDSCKGW180A401||180 GB||M.2 (NGFF)|
|SSDSC2BW180A4K5||180 GB||2.5” SATA, mSATA|
|SSDSC2BW240A4K5||240 GB||2.5” SATA, mSATA|
|SSDSKGW1800A401||360 GB||M.2 (NGFF)|
It’s also worth noting that according to the roadmap, the 530 series SSDs were initially slated for a release in June, and the 335 series SSDs will continue through Q1 2014 as Intel’s mid-range product.
This is just a refresh with new models (mSATA) since newer high end boards are coming with SATA slots.
We wont see anything new or that will vastly outperform current offerings from anyone that is cost effective (i.e. not PCIe SSDs) until SATA express hits which is currently rumored for the Broadwell chipset.
One thing and I've asked this before, why oh why do I have to click the image twice to get the large version?!? And if that's not bad enough the first click takes me away from the news story and to finally have the privilege of having the image blown I have to click again and it opens up in a new Window (Firefox 10). Come on guys your meant to be a tech site after all, you would think you could at least get this right.