Intel speeds up SSD market

Intel bus - Wikimedia CommonsA report said that chip giant Intel will release a new SSD technology in the third quarter of this year which will speed access by seven times.

According to market research company Trendforce, Intel dubs the technology Optane and is a non volatile memory technology.

Trendforce believes the introduction will rattle its competitors including Samsung. Intel will release Optane, which uses a technology called 3D Xpoint, coincidentally with its next generation CPU, Kaby Lake.

Optane SSDs are seven times faster in input and output, and eight times faster for read latency. The products will be released to both high end servers and for PPCs.

The CPU, Kaby Lake, will support the new memory technology.

But the SSDs aren’t going to cheap as chips, at least at first.