Intel SSD Roadmap Drives larger than 600GB?
An article on Intels roadmap for SSD shows theyre going for 600GB tops in their Postville SSD design, using a 34nm process… and sticking to MLC vs SLC.
First off is a refresh to the high performance X25-M range of SSDs. Currently available in 80GB and 160GB models, these will be replaced by a new design, codenamed Postville, which will come in 160GB, 300GB and 600GB variants. According to the roadmap these drives will use a 25nm MLC NAND flash, which is most likely to be the process announced earlier this year. [PC Authority] [original source (German)]
The multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory has a reliability history sub-par single-level cell (SLC) flash memory drives, but theres been some improvements to the hardiness of MLC that we’ll just have to wait for the proof of. Check out the articles above for details.