Today Intel announced the release of a brand new solid state drive or SSD that has been based of their 3D NAND Flash technology.
Called the Intel SSD DC P4501 Series, the drives have been designed with 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities as well as that performance that you would expect from having 3D NAND.
The drives are only 7mm thick and come in a 2.5-inch form factor that uses the 32Gb/s U.2 interface.
You can also get a M.2-2280 form factor that also has that 32Gb/s interface.
The drives also use the PCI-Express 3.0 x4 with the NVMe 1.2 protocol and Intel says that they have a 4K random-read performance that is rated at up to 360,000 IOPS along with up to 46,000 IOPS 4K random writes.
To top that off, the drive’s endurance has been rated at up to 1 DWPD random and up to 3 DWPD mostly sequential.
Unfortunately Intel has not revealed information on the pricing or worldwide availability about the new drives, however, we will update you if we hear about that.