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    Default Intel's 3rd Generation X25-M SSD Specs Revealed...At last...:rockon:

    SO here goes...cant wait to see them in the open...

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    What's this? The long awaited specs for Intel's third generation SSD? Indeed.

    Internally it’s called the Postville Refresh (the X25-M G2 carried the Postville codename), but externally it carries the same X25-M brand we’ve seen since 2008. The new drive uses 25nm IMFT Flash, which means we should get roughly twice the capacity at the same price. While Intel is sampling 25nm MLC NAND today it's unclear whether or not we'll see drives available this year. I've heard that there's still a lot of tuning that needs to be done on the 25nm process before we get to production quality NAND. The third generation drives will be available somewhere in the Q4 2010 - Q1 2011 timeframe in capacities ranging from 40GB (X25-V) all the way up to 600GB.



    Despite the Q1 release of Intel’s 6-series chipsets, Intel is listing the new X25-M as being 3Gbps SATA only. The SATA implementation has been updated to support ATA8-ACS so it’s possible we may see official 6Gbps support once Intel has a chipset with native support.

    The new drive’s performance specs are much improved. The comparison between old and new is below:



    If these numbers are accurate, the new Intel drive should be roughly equal to Crucial’s RealSSD C300 and SandForce SF-1200 based drives. There are many different ways to measure this data however so the numbers may be higher or lower in our tests. Note that performance could also go up by the time drives are available as there's still a lot of tuning going on right now. I'd say that at these performance levels Intel had better be very aggressive with pricing because I'm expecting much better from the next-generation SandForce drives.

    Write amplification appears to be more under control with the third gen X25-M. Intel upgraded the total 4KB random writes spec from 7.5TB - 15TB on the G2 to a much higher (and wider) range of 30TB to 60TB depending on drive and spare area.

    Intel hasn’t disclosed any information about spare area, but given the huge increase in longevity of the drives I suspect that spare area has gone up as well (at least on the larger drives).

    The G1 and G2 drives didn’t store any user data in the off-controller DRAM, the third gen drive changes that. A large part of why the C300 is so quick has to do with its large external DRAM, something Intel has avoided implementing in the past due to the associated risk of data loss. Intel refers to the 3rd gen X25-M has having a power safe write cache, which sounds to me like it has an external DRAM paired with a big enough capacitor to flush the cache in the case of sudden power loss.

    Full disk encryption is the next big feature on the Postville Refresh. You get AES-128 support on the consumer drives. I’m guessing there’s a new version of the SSD Toolbox in the works as Intel is also promising Windows based firmware updates.

    The new X25-M will be available in both 1.8” and 2.5” versions. The 1.8” drive tops out at 300GB, you’ll need the 2.5” form factor for 600GB.

    In addition to the new X25-M there’s a new X25-E due out in Q1 2011. Codenamed Lyndonville, this will be the first Intel Enterprise SSD to use MLC flash. It’s not quite the same MLC used on the consumer drives but rather a modification of the 25nm process that trades data retention for longevity.

    Standard MLC will last for 12 months after all erase/program cycles have been consumed. Enterprise grade MLC will last only 3 months after exhausting all erase/program cycles but will instead support many more cycles per cell.

    The X25-E improves specs compared to its predecessor:



    Larger capacities, higher performance, AES-128 support and comparable lifespans to the old X25-Es are all in store early next year. Note that Intel tests 4KB random write performance differently on enterprise vs. consumer drivers so you can’t directly compare the numbers between the X25-M and X25-E. The X25-E will be 2.5” only.

    Intel isn’t the only one working on a controller update. SandForce and Indilinx are both heading towards production versions of their next-generation controllers. I expect we’ll see preview class hardware before the end of the year, with mainstream availability in Q1 2011.

    Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3965/i...specs-revealed

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    ---------- Post added at 13:55 ---------- Previous post was at 13:48 ----------

    Pros...

    1. very large sizes....600gigs anyone...
    2. IOPS are great...performance shld be good
    3. Life span is in 60TBs nao.... May be in my use they will last for 20 yrs...
    4. Has dedicated AES-128 encryption...i was surprised it wasnt there in g1 & g2
    5. And this time they use the onboard DRAM to cache user data....thats great...at last they took some hint from C300...

    Cons...
    1. Power consumption increased....may be for chip count
    2. Read/write speed didnt change....but maybe the IOPS will translate to better access....and no one really needs these speeds in OS drive
    3. No SATA3...but i think they can add it by firmware....intel is holding off sata3 before they introduce a IOH(southbridge) which have sata3 support


    And all in all cant wait to see the prices...may be this time i can get a 80/160GB drive...

    ---------- Post added at 14:03 ---------- Previous post was at 13:55 ----------



    See this...

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    Default Re: Intel's 3rd Generation X25-M SSD Specs Revealed...At last...:rockon:

    PowerC sucked.:/
    dunno why that was supposed to be lower.
    and also R/W is the same.

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    Default Re: Intel's 3rd Generation X25-M SSD Specs Revealed...At last...:rockon:

    If you want that much speed, consider PCI Express storages. Read speeds up to 870 MB/s and write speeds up to 780 MB/s. Available up to 1TB.


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    Default Re: Intel's 3rd Generation X25-M SSD Specs Revealed...At last...:rockon:

    Yeah i am also really interested about the OCZ REVO Drive series...they are fast...and require a PCIe x4 port...and really kicks SATAs butt....

    349 USD for the 120gb version is not bad...but still pricey...

    one bad side though...this is actually 2 sandforce 1200 controllers in RAID on that card...so no TRIM support....but not to worry much...Garbage collection is good on SF controllers...



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227578

    And one more thing...this is the only affordable PCIe SSD series...others are around 1-2k USD in price range...also they are very fast....but i am not thinking to open a data center anytime soon...
    Last edited by avas911; October 6th, 2010 at 16:33.

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    Default Re: Intel's 3rd Generation X25-M SSD Specs Revealed...At last...:rockon:

    Quote Originally Posted by avas911 View Post

    1. Power consumption increased....may be for chip count
    2. Read/write speed didnt change....but maybe the IOPS will translate to better access....and no one really needs these speeds in OS drive
    Quote Originally Posted by Sumon View Post
    and also R/W is the same.
    Write speeds are higher (170 from 100), also more importantly random read/writes are higher. However, the power consumption sucks, especially for laptops. Also, Next generation Sandforce controllers are coming up this fall, availability Q1 2011. They should be significantly faster and consume less power, since the newer Intel just matches the old Sandforce.

    Also, the chip count should be the same since the density for 25nm NAND is doubled

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    Default Re: Intel's 3rd Generation X25-M SSD Specs Revealed...At last...:rockon:

    is "the"....means about....

    BTW market hit korbe kobe?

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    Default Re: Intel's 3rd Generation X25-M SSD Specs Revealed...At last...:rockon:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumon View Post
    is "the"....means about....

    BTW market hit korbe kobe?
    170 from 100 is not about

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    Default Re: Intel's 3rd Generation X25-M SSD Specs Revealed...At last...:rockon:

    eigula khali dekhtei asi.

    aro 3-5 bochor por hoyto 1st generation gular dam afford korar moddeh asbeh tar age na.
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