Intel 660p NVMe SSD available

First Intel SSD with QLC NAND memory

Samsung announced yesterday the mass production of QLC SATA SSDs for consumers, however Intel has beaten the NAND giant introducing already a drive. The Intel SSD 660p is available today and it comes with pretty interesting prices.

The 660p NVMe is part of the new series of SSDs from Intel. The lineup should include the 760p, 700p and 660p branding. While two of them come with TLC memory, the third one sports 4-bit per cell (QLC) flash. The upcoming Intel 660p NVMe is available with 512GB, 1024GB and 2048GB capacity. At the moment Intel has announced the prices for the first two models and they cost $99 and $199 USD respectively.

Performance wise, sequentially reading these drives should achieve up to 1'800MB/s and 1'100MB/s in the case of sequential writes. The random performance comes to 220'000 IOPS in both read write.

Intel warrants the SSD 660p for five years. The 512GB drive is rated for 0.1 DWPD or 100TB of writes. The 1TB drive can stand up to 200TB of writes over its lifetime.

Source: PCgamer

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Paul Görnhardt - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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