In addition to announcing the product plan for consumer-grade SSDs, which will launch 144-tier 3D QLC flash SSDs during the year, Intel has also announced optane’s new products. The new Aiton SSD code-named Alder Stream, single-mouth products debuted this year, double-mouthed products in 2021, using PCIe 4.0.
Alder Stream will be equipped with a second-generation 3D Xpoint non-volatile memory chip, and the technical parameters currently disclosed are upgraded from double stacking to four tiers. Assuming that other conditions remain the same, the capacity of the Aoten SSD will be doubled directly.
Currently, the DC P4800X is available for 375GB, 750GB and 1.5TB, and iterative products should be able to achieve a maximum capacity of 3TB.
Since the IM plant is already owned by Micron, Intel says 3D Xpoint technology development is under way at the Rio Rancho plant in New Mexico, USA, and that some of its production lines are already in production capacity. However, Intel stressed that its partnership with Micron’s 3D Xpoint chip supply had not been interrupted to reassure the outside world.
In addition, the dimM,” codenamed Barlow Pass, based on the second generation of 3D Xpoint chips, will also be available during the year, doubling its capacity to a single 1TB.
Intel points out that more than 200 Fortune 500 companies are proud customers, and more information will be available at a special event in June.