Tuesday, 25 January 2011 14:48

New 34nm SSD have 450/300MB/s R/W

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Intel 510 codenamed Emcrest
Intel is getting ready to launch two new 34nm 2.5 SSD drives based on its latest 34nm process.

Codename Emcrest will convert to Intel 510 brand that will guarantee up to 450MB read and 300MB/s write speeds. Let’s not forget that these drives are SATA III 6Gb/s compatible. The specification promises up to 20K IOPs at 4KB read and 4K IOPs at 4KB write.

Intel plans to launch these drives in February and the bigger of two is Intel 510 250GB, which is going to sell for $579 at launch. The smaller one is Intel 510 120GB 34nm drive that will debut for $279 in February. The previous performance king, the X25-E with its 64GB storage and 250MB read and 170MB write, still sells for around €600.

If you are after performance and you can afford to buy an SSD drive that costs more than an average Joe's TV, you might want to mark February in your calendar.


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+14 #1 Exodite 2011-01-25 18:19
One word - cheaper.

I won't claim that noone cares for larger drives but it's extremely frustrating to see the performance we want only available in the multi-hundred GB versions of SSDs.

For me personally I'd say the ideal size is 100-160GB as that easily fits the OS, application software and games.

Focus on that for maximum performance and price and I'll buy.

I'm not interested in any kind of storage for 579$, no matter how awesome it's not worth more than CPU, GPU and memory together.
 
 
+4 #2 The_Countess 2011-01-25 18:29
Quoting Exodite:
I won't claim that noone cares for larger drives but it's extremely frustrating to see the performance we want only available in the multi-hundred GB versions of SSDs.

unfortunately that's just the way it works.
the more chips you have, the more performance you can get by running them in parallel.

intel's controllers need at least 10 chips to work to full capacity, and they just don't make the latest and greatest chips in smaller sizes. (because why bother? margins are much better on the larger chips)
34nm should make sure you get more Gigs for your buck, but I'm not sure they will release same sized models for a lower price. bigger sized models for the same price makes much more economic sense for them.
 
 
0 #3 firstlightimaging 2011-01-25 19:00
This is very nice; to get this level of SSD R/W performance and capacity I had to set up two Intel 160GB X-25M G2 drives in RAID 0 giving up automatic SSD optimization and at a cost of $400 per drive - this is certainly a better option. Now if Intel and its suppliers could only fix SSD optimization with RAIDed SSD :-)
 
 
+13 #4 loadwick 2011-01-25 19:59
I thought we were at 25nm now on SSDs???
 
 
+11 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-25 21:16
Quoting loadwick:
I thought we were at 25nm now on SSDs???



They are, Fuad just smoked something bad before posting this.

Lyndonville, 25nm MLC with 100->400GB, will replace the X25-E 50nm SLC drives.
 
 
0 #6 Squuiid 2011-01-25 22:31
See link:

http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/reseller/asmo-na/eng/products/nand/feature/index.htm

Enthusiast consumer client PC --> Intel® SSD 510 Series
 
 
+1 #7 Squuiid 2011-01-25 22:43
A good summary:

http://vnboards.ign.com/pc_generalhardwaresoftware_tech_support_board/b22497/114347287/p1/
 
 
0 #8 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-26 01:01
See article: "on its latest 34nm process"

1st link gives no actual details as Fuad wrote them here, but I guess it might be true, at least the name.
2nd link points back to fudzilla, no point here!

Anyway... we expected see some postville refresh news, not old tech, which is also a bit pricier than the 34nm F120 / GB.
 
 
-2 #9 Liquid 2011-01-26 09:51
"The previous performance king, the X25-E with its 64GB storage and 250MB read and 170MB write, still sells for around €600."

What!!
 
 
0 #10 Cartman 2011-01-26 15:10
Damn i need one SSD badly...

It will be for shure my next upgrade, now my primary HDD is WD Green gonna use is for storage only later SSD is future...
450 mb/s read MG thats fu..... fast
 

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