More Juicy Details of Intel's 710 and 720 SSDs Emerge

Thanks to Computerbase.de,  we now have more details on Intel’s 710 and 720 SSDs as they draw nearer to the launch date. The 710 series makes use of a new 25nm MLC NAND flash and comes in capacities of 100GB, 200GB and 300GB. The 720 series on the other hand use a PCI-E interface, a slightly larger 34nm SLC NAND flash and comes in capacities of 200GB and 400GB. 

 

The 710 SSD

The 710 SSD

 

 

The 710 series comes in a 2.5-inch SATA II form-factor while the 720 series will be an add-on card and fit into a PCI-E slot. The 710 series is the slower of the two with a read speed of 270 MB/s and 210 MB/s write mainly due to the interface that’s bottlenecking it. The 720 on the other hand can reach up to 2,200 MB/s read and 1,800 MB/s write.     


Published Date: Jun 16, 2011 01:37 pm | Updated Date: Jun 16, 2011 01:37 pm