Intel's latest SSD is the 545s, a mainstream SATA drive that uses a Silicon Motion controller and IMFT's 64-layer 3D TLC flash.
Launching exclusively at Newegg, the drive is using the new SM2259 Silicon Motion controller, which works with the 256-Gbit IMFT flash chips to produce up to 550 MB/s in sequential reads and 500 MB/s in sequential writes. Random performance stands at 75,000 IOPS for reads and 90,000 IOPS for writes.
The SSD 545s is backed by a five-year warranty. The only drive available right now is the 512 GB model, but smaller and up to 2 TB vrsions will be also out soon. You can pick up Intel's SSD 545s right now at Newegg for $180.
- NAND: 64-Layer, TLC, Intel 3D NAND
- Interface: SATA
- Form factor: 2.5” and M.2
- Capacity: 128GB to 2TB
- Data Protection: Hardware End to End
- Sequential Read/Write: 550/500MB/s
- Random Read/Write: 75K/90K IOPS
- Sustained sequential Read/Write: 500/475MB/s
- Endurance: 288TBW (512GB)
- Active average: 4.5W
- Typical idle: <50mW
- Sleep: <2.5mW