Compute-grade flash dies are rolling off the line in 128Gb capacities, and as many as eight can be squeezed into a single package. We'll see these NAND chips appear in a 1TB SSD by the end of this year, Intel says.Source: The Tech Report
Further details about that terabyte drive remain under wraps, so it's unclear whether Intel's own controller technology will be found under the hood. If Intel continues using third-party controller tech, it may have a hard time competing with rival SSD makers willing to charge substantially less for drives that offer largely equivalent performance. Of course, it could also make a tidy sum supplying those other SSD makers with flash.
Intel: 20nm NAND based SSDs to arrive this year
Posted on Monday, Feb 06 2012 @ 22:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck