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 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.
Publish date: June 16, 2011 1:37 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:01 pm