Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday February 20, 2016

Intel May Soon Launch 10TB SSDs

The largest SSD that Chipzilla currently offers is 4TB, but that may be about to change with Micron’s new 3D NAND flash. Micron is also working with Intel on Xpoint technology, but it is unknown whether that will feature in these new high-capacity drives.

Currently, the largest SSDs Intel sells offer up to 4TB of storage. Using Micron’s 3D NAND chips, the storage in these SSDs could be tripled. Although Intel has yet to offer any timeline as to when it would be releasing new SSDs possibly using Micron’s new chips to their full potential, the company’s enterprise SSDs are long overdue for an upgrade. Besides providing flash for Intel’s products, Micron does produce its own SSDs. It is planning to release new drives in the spring and summer of this year. Hopefully Micron’s new drives will include its new 3D flash chips and offer consumers greater storage capacity in the form of a standard 2.5 inch SSD.