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Intel SSD roadmap leaks – reveals Temple Star SSDs and heatsinks

Posted at 04 December 2013 14:52 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

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A leaked roadmap from Intel provides more information on Intel’s Fultondale and Pleasantdale SSDs and reveals the codename of a SSD series, the Temple Star SSDs. The latter is the codename for Intel’s Pro 2500 series of which some details already emerged.

The roadmap seems to be the follow up of a roadmap which was leaked a couple of months ago. We consider the Temple Star the most interesting fact of the roadmap. While the SSD Pro 2500 Series, as it will appear in stores emerged before, the codename was previously not seen before.

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Here are some additional images from the roadmap, showing all currently known Intel SSD code names along with how they’ll end up in stores and when. It also clearly shows Intel prefers 20 nm MLC NAND. The Fultondale SSDS use High Endurance Technology (HET) NAND which should provide SLC like endurance.

The Fultondale (DC P3700) and Pleasantdale (DC P3500) series are pretty good looking. Earlier today VR-Zone posted that Intel appears to have issues with the heat these drive generate. The top of the drives is likely kind of a heatsink.

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There are 7 comments

Tweakr
Reviewer
Posted on: 04 Dec 13 14:57
    From the looks of it, they really pushed the burn-in testing on that 2500 series...


    Regards,
    Kenshin
    MyCE Resident
    Posted on: 04 Dec 13 15:08
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Intel
      10 drive writes PER DAY FOR 5 YEARS.
      http://static.myce.com/images_posts/...ple-star-4.png
      Seán
      Senior Administrator & Reviewer
      Posted on: 04 Dec 13 17:14
        10W idle seems rather excessive for an SSD, considering most HDDs don't even use this during heavy seeking.

        Then again, I'm sure anyone who can afford these SSDs once they launch will have no problem paying for the power consumption.
        Tweakr
        Reviewer
        Posted on: 04 Dec 13 18:02
          Maybe it is due to poor effectiveness with the PCIe type drives.
          TheSSDReview
          New Member
          Posted on: 05 Dec 13 19:29
            Here is a thought for ya... LSI would, of course, stick to their own RAID controller so look at the present 2308 which is on the Scorpion...very intensive writes and not so intensive reads and abs low read iops...

            Looks like a 2308 on this as well... The high power will be a given with that performance.. Even the 2008 we saw in the Kingspec review was pushing something like 18W active at speeds just below:

            http://www.thessdreview.com/our-revi...-installation/

            The difference with the 2008 was that it had great read and write performance and wasn't only read intensive. This is recentlky shown in the newer LSI products as well.
            Tweakr
            Reviewer
            Posted on: 05 Dec 13 19:46
              I get your reasoning there, and I agree. What Seán and I was talking about was the high idle consumption. I can see the need for more juice on higher performance, but is it necessary to maintain such high levels when it is idle?


              Regards,
              Kenshin
              MyCE Resident
              Posted on: 07 Dec 13 15:18
                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Tweakr
                Maybe it is due to poor effectiveness with the PCIe type drives.
                There are Sony VAIO Pro 13 and Apple MacBook laptops (or ultrabooks) with these PCIe SSDs. Surely the latest MacBook Air lasts long enough.

                Only thing I can guess is that it's a type error.

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