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Intel 710 Lyndonville, 720 Ramsdale SSD Specs

German computer site Computer Base obtained some unreleased information regarding Intel's 710 'Lyndonville' and 720 'Ramsdale' SSDs that are coming down the pipe.

The 710 is using Intel's 25nm NAND flash on a SATA 3Gbps connection. Those will come in 100, 200 and 300 GB varieties and will have read and write speeds at up to 270 MB/s and 210 MB/s.

The real interesting bits are about the 720, which runs on the PCIe bus. The PCIe bus interface alludes to some pretty intense speeds, but our jaws are dropping at the read and write speeds of up to 2200 MB/s and 1800 MB/s, respectively, noted on the leaked specs sheet.

These SSDs are set to hit until Q3, so it should not be too much longer until we have the official word (and test units) from Intel.

  • tank
    2200 MB/s and 1800 MB/s

    Wow... thats freakin awesome.
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  • dogman_1234
    A couple of kilobytes of info thrashing? Wow, can't wait until it becomes gigabytes. One step at a time to better SSD's.
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  • tank2200 MB/s and 1800 MB/sWow... thats freakin awesome.You have not seen the price tag yet (~$3,000).
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  • dogman_1234
    ^ Hehe...
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  • so fast.
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  • knowom
    If you use supercache/supervolume to utilize some of your system ram as a cache buffer around 512MB-1GB on SSD's or USB thumb drives you can do much faster speeds than that the quicker the system ram the better.
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  • kinggremlin
    25Watts? That's way beyond even 10 year old 15k SCSI drives. How did they manage to make it consume that much power?
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  • tallpaul02
    so why are they not making a competitive sataIII ssd? the 510 series is not competitive with the ~500-550MB/s drives on the market and the 710/720 are way below and way above them respectively. seem to be missing out on a pretty big opportunity there.
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  • reprotected
    tallpaul02so why are they not making a competitive sataIII ssd? the 510 series is not competitive with the ~500-550MB/s drives on the market and the 710/720 are way below and way above them respectively. seem to be missing out on a pretty big opportunity there.SATA II is way more than enough to suffice. In fact, even the 720 doesn't need SATA III (though it's released only for the PCIe slot).
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  • tallpaul02
    reprotectedSATA II is way more than enough to suffice. In fact, even the 720 doesn't need SATA III (though it's released only for the PCIe slot).um...no? sata2 has a theoretical limit of 300MB/s and sata3 has such of 600MB/s. subtract out the difference between theoretical limits and actual performance and no, sata2 is not anywhere near enough. how do you figure 2200 read and 1800 write is going to happen on a 300MB/s interface?
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