A new roadmap shows Intel's SSD lineup for the next couple of quarters. The table reveals the imminent arrival of the new 20nm MLC based 530 series for consumers, with more 530 models to follow later this quarter. Other than that, it appears Intel doesn't plan any other new consumer SSDs until Q2 2014 at the earliest, other than the occasional "product optimization". Intel’s consumer-oriented 530 SSD is finally set to ship next week after delays, according to our channel sources.
When the drive does debut, it will be available in capacities of 80, 180, 240 and 360 GB. It will be based on the M.2 interface and will reportedly continue to use the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. The drive’s NAND flash will be updated to 20nm MLC tech. Details about the drive’s NAND memory and controller are not confirmed, and won’t be confirmed until the drive launches. Pricing for the 530 family will range from approximately $152 for the low-end 80GB models and approximately $419 for the high-end 360GB versions. At the mid-range is the 180GB models which will cost in the low to mid $200 range.
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