Intel will soon offer the SSD 600p, a line of more affordable NVMe SSDs with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and M.2 form factor. The chip giant will offer these storage devices in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB editions. The latter is the fastest version, it offers read speeds of up to 1800MB/s, write speeds of up to 560MB/s and random write IOPS of up to 128,000.
Shipments start in September and while the disks costs considerably more than traditional SATA SSDs, they should be among the cheapest NVMe SSDs to date.
German webshops are offering the disks for pre-order, with pricing of around 76.90EUR, 114.90EUR, 207.90EUR and 394EUR for the 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB models, respectively. Converting this to price per gigabyte gives a range of between 0.384EUR for the 1024GB model and 0.60EUR for the 128GB version.