Details of Intel's Next Round of SSDs Leak Out

Intel may have another new series of SSD up its sleeve that it hasn't told anyone but its OEM partners about. Thankfully, one of its OEM partners – in this case Asrock – has leaked out word of a "Larsen Creek" SSD series thanks to Asrock's showing of its Z68 motherboard.

The documentation speaks of Intel's Smart Response Technology that uses an SSD as a high-speed cache for an HDD. Seagate has explored this sort of hybrid technology in a single device, but soon this cache could hit 20GB with the Intel Smart Response Technology. The slide showing this tech has seen been taken down from Asrock's servers, but still survives in this Engadget posting.

Also on Engadget is a leaked slide showing that Intel also has plans for SSD models 710 "Lyndonville" 3Gb/s and 720 "Ramsdale" 6GB/s for the enterprise market, and even later 520 "Cherryville" 6GB/s to replace the 510. Also later this year will be another 300-series SSD that'll come in mSATA form factor in 40GB and 80GB capacities.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • TheWhiteRose000
    I still prefer Kingston SSD's.

  • belardo
    Kingston doesn't make SSDs.

    And they used to sell intel SSDDs.
  • mobrocket
    SSDs are cool
  • scook9
    I would love to see a Sata 3 solution with an Intel controller in it
  • infernocy
    and probably cost my left arm
  • eastcoaster
    ^^^ At least you still have your right arm. I have an SSD and it is well worth it!
  • wcooper007
    Yeah i got two of the 120 gig sata 6 intel ssd's in a raid 0 array and i love them i couldnt ask for faster proformance without going to a retarded pcie ssd
  • vk_87
    mobrocketSSDs are cool
    Yeah, when they cost an arm and a leg, they ought to be!
  • zulutech
    infernocyand probably cost my left armAlready out there.
  • cadder
    I want them to bring out something reliable that I can afford. Prices on SSD's have not come down in the past 6 months like they should have.