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Intel 20nm MLC SSDs expected in Q3 2012

Posted on Sunday, October 16 2011 @ 22:51:37 CEST by

FUD Zilla reveals details about Lincoln Crest and King Crest, Intel's 20nm MLC solid state disks. Lincoln Crest is a value-series expected to arrive in Q3 2012, while the high-end King Crest should arrive in Q2 2012.
The codename is Lincoln Crest and these drives are based on 20nm MLC technology. Intel is not ready to disclose the capacity, but we expect a range from 40GB to at least 600GB. These are all 2.5-inch drives based on 20nm MLC technology and they should offer value-series speeds. They should support SATA 6Gb/s when they come out, as the planned release date is Q3 2012.

The second series of high performance SSDs are codenamed King Crest and they are based on 20nm NAND technology. They should replace Cherryville 25nm MLC drives that are starting to ship in this quarter, Q4 2011. The new King Crest drives are SATA 6Gb/s capable and are 2.5-inch high performance parts. We expect that they will end up with a 500-series brand, anything higher than 510 is the possible winning combination.



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