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Intel SSD 660p Series, new M.2 NVMe SSD with QLC memory

Intel officially launches its new series of M.2 NVMe Intel SSD 660p with memory QLC positioned on the entry-level.

The new Intel SSD 660p adopts a compact M.2 (22×80 mm) NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 and weighs 10 grams.

Guaranteed 5 years, it has a MTBF of 1.6 million hours and benefits from a 256 bit AES encryption solution.

Consumption side, it is about 0.1W in operation and 0.040W at rest.

The Intel SSD 660p relies on QLC (Quad-Level Cell, 4-bit) 64-layer NAND flash memory coupled with a Silicon Motion SM2263 controller.

In addition, it incorporates a 256 MB DDR3 memory and a single-level (1-bit) SLC cache portion that uses part of the QLC as SLC memory to increase throughput.

Intel SSD 660p Series, new M.2 NVMe SSD with QLC memory

This SLC cache will dynamically adjust based on available space on the SSD.

Here are the announced performances of the Intel SSD 660p according to its capacity:

– 512 GB: speeds of 1500 MB / s read (90 000 IOPS) and 1000 MB / s write (220 000 IOPS), endurance 100 TB (written data), minimum cache 6 GB / maximum 76 GB

– 1 TB: 1800 MB / s read speeds (150 000 IOPS) and 1800 MB / s write (220 000 IOPS), 200 TB endurance (written data), minimum cache 12 GB / maximum 1406 GB

– 2 TB: 1800 MB / s read speeds (220 000 IOPS) and 1800 MB / s write (220 000 IOPS), 200 TB endurance (written data), minimum cache 24 GB / maximum 280 GB

Fare side, it is about $ 99 for the 512 GB model and $ 199 for the 1 TB version while it will pay $ 399 for 2 TB. Interesting rates for so M.2 NVMe SSD

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