There are some leaked slides which have surfaced on the internet and they state that Intel are planning a number of releases in 2014. In total, three new drives will be released and they are the SSD Pro 2500 Series, SSD DC P3500 Series and the SSD DCP3700 Series. The SSDs will all feature 20nm NAND technology which is of the MLC variety and it will be available in two form factors, as well as being backed by Intel’s typical five year warranty scheme.
The SSDs will come in different flavours such as the SSD Pro 2500 Series coming in a 2.5 inch form and M2 sizes as well. It will deliver sequential read and write speeds of upto 540MBps/490MBps respectively. The drive will ship in 80GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB versions.
The SSD DC P3500 Series will be capable of reaching an eye watering read and write speed of 2800MBps/1700MBps respectively. They are to ship in a 2.5 inch form and come with a PCI Express add-in-card (AIC) in order to obtain such incredible speeds. The drive will ship in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2GB capacities. With regards to the SSD DC P3700 Series, the only models packing HET (High Endurance Technology) NAND chips, these will also be available in the 2.5 inch form and come with the AIC card as mentioned previously. They should be able to top 2800MBps read and 1700MBps write speeds and will ship in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB and 2TB sizes.