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Intel's 2011 SSD line-up includes five brand-new series

Intel’s 2011 SSD lineup might feature as many as five new series of SSDs

Engadget reported of a leaked roadmap recently about Intel’s plans for SSD lineup for the year 2011. Looks like Intel might bring to the market five brand-new series of SSDs by the end of this year – some of them even speedier than its current batch of 510 series.

One of those series is in fact a successor to the existing 510 series (codenamed Cheryville) – called series 520, that might have a storage ranging from 64GB to as large a storage space as 480GB.

Going upwards, there are two 700 drive lineups. Codenamed Lyndonville, series 710 should have three variants of storage capacities of 100GB, 200GB and 400GB with 3GBps SATA interface, which will be followed by the PCIe-based “Ramsdale” 720 series. This series might contain variants of capacities of 200GB and 400GB.

Intel plans to fill the lower segment of the product line as well with the consumer-class 320 series that can be hailed as the successor to the existing 310 series. This series will range in capacities ranging from 80GB to 600GB.

The last series called Larsen Creek will offer 200GB of SLC flash in SATA or mSATA options. It might be used for caching data from the HDD – as reported by Engadget.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-05- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)