Intel SSD 720

In our Intel roadmap article published in May, we shortly previewed Intel's upcoming 700 Series SSDs. Back then there wasn't much to talk about as very few specs were known. Today we have some additional details to share, thanks to German site Intel SSD 700 Series Series 710 720 Codename Lyndonville Ramsdale Capacities (GB) 100/200/300 200/400 NAND type 25nm MLC-HET 34nm SLC Cache (DRAM) 64MB 512MB Interface SATA 3Gb/s PCIe 2.0 Read speed 270MB/s 2200MB/s Write speed 210MB/s 1800MB/s 4KB read 35 000 IOPs 180 000 IOPs 4KB write 3 300 IOPs 56 000 IOPs Power (active/standby) 4W/0.095W 25W/8W Security AES-128 encryption AES-256 encryption Data path protection LBA tag checking End to end data protection I want to start off by saying that these SSDs are aimed at enterprise use. If you want an SSD for your gaming rig, you should look at our mid-range SSD roundup for example. The Intel 700 Series is meant to replace the X25-E lineup, Intel's enterprise series...

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