Intel Announces SSD 665p: Denser, Faster QLC NAND

Intel’s Memory and Storage Day event today in South Korea was mostly focused on enterprise and datacenter products, but they did announce an upcoming consumer SSD: The Intel SSD 665p. This is the successor to the Intel 660p, the first and most successful consumer SSD to use four bit per cell (QLC) NAND flash memory. The 665p isn’t a major update: it keeps the same Silicon Motion SM2263 4-channel controller but updates the NAND to Intel’s second-generation 96-layer 3D QLC NAND. This newer QLC keeps the same 1024Gb per-die capacity while shrinking overall die size, so we don’t expect any change to the range of drive capacities offered nor any major performance changes—but it may lower prices a bit.

Intel showed off the 665p with a live demo pitting the 1TB 660p against a 1TB 665p prototype with pre-production firmware, each installed in otherwise identical ASUS notebooks. Intel used a beta version of CrystalDiskMark 7 to illustrate the 665p’s performance: 40-50% improvement to sequential transfer speeds and about 30% faster random access speeds.

Intel Announces SSD 665p: Denser, Faster QLC NAND 1Intel Announces SSD 665p: Denser, Faster QLC NAND 2

Left: 665p 1TB pre-production Right: 660p 1TB
(Photos by Nathan Kirsch of Legit Reviews)

Caveats: given the short test duration and relatively empty state of the drives, these numbers are measurements only of the SLC cache performance. It’s not clear how much the worst-case write speeds to QLC have changed, and that’s where the 660p falls far behind TLC based SSDs. The sequential IO numbers Intel showed for the 660p are also well below what we’ve measured with the 660p on our own testbed using CDM 7, so the sequential IO improvement might be more along the lines of 20% rather than 40-50%. Our testing of the Intel 660p also showed that it can reach similar speeds of 1.7-1.8GB/s in sequential transfers with a high enough queue depth, so the 665p’s improvement here may amount to extending that performance down to queue depth 1. Either way, it looks like the 665p will be another drive that offers good enough performance for most use cases, but doesn’t really need all four PCIe lanes.

Intel Announces SSD 665p: Denser, Faster QLC NAND 3

Nathan Kirsch over at Legit Reviews has shared his close-up photos of the 665p alongside the 660p, so we know that the PCB layout is essentially unchanged: a single-sided M.2 2280 drive that only needs to populate all four NAND package locations for the 2TB model.

Intel hasn’t shared the planned launch date for the 665p, but it should be no more than a few months away. Pricing should be comparable to the 660p, making it one of the cheapest consumer NVMe drives on the market.

Intel Announces SSD 665p: Denser, Faster QLC NAND 4
About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews



bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 43,924.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 3,111.48
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 2.27
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 1.01
binance-coin
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 351.19
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.951471
solana
Solana (SOL) $ 138.84
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
polkadot
Polkadot (DOT) $ 29.63
dogecoin
Dogecoin (DOGE) $ 0.208938
USD
EUR
GBP
bitcoinBitcoin (BTC)
$ 43,924.00
ethereumEthereum (ETH)
$ 3,111.48
tetherTether (USDT)
$ 1.01
bitcoin-cashBitcoin Cash (BCH)
$ 510.19
litecoinLitecoin (LTC)
$ 153.52
bitcoinBitcoin (BTC)
37.477,49
ethereumEthereum (ETH)
2.654,82
tetherTether (USDT)
0,861767
bitcoin-cashBitcoin Cash (BCH)
435,31
litecoinLitecoin (LTC)
130,99
bitcoinBitcoin (BTC)
32,096.45
ethereumEthereum (ETH)
2,273.64
tetherTether (USDT)
0.738034
bitcoin-cashBitcoin Cash (BCH)
372.81
litecoinLitecoin (LTC)
112.18

Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots

Crypto Scams

Crypto Scams
Crypto Scams Still Persistent In 2021, SEC Warns About Red Flags To Watch
September 9, 2021
Poly Network
Here’s How Hackers Stole Over $600 million in the Poly Network Attack
August 12, 2021
The World’s Most Infamous Crypto Hacks and Scams
July 31, 2021
Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Cryptocurrency Exchanges and the Plague of Scams and Bans
June 29, 2021
What Role Do Cryptocurrencies Play In The Era Of Ransomware Attacks?
June 9, 2021

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency
August 9, 2021
Short-Sell Cryptocurrency
How to Short-Sell Cryptocurrency: A Brief Overview
July 17, 2021
Klaytn
What Is Klaytn (KLAY) And How Does It Work?
July 16, 2021
Cryptocurrencies
Our Crypto Roundup Interview Asks- Do Cryptocurrencies Have a Future?
July 15, 2021
Solana
What Is Solana (SOL) And How Does It Work?
June 26, 2021


CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
Bitcoin43,639 0.44 % 1.79 % 9.59 %
Ethereum3,087.8 0.45 % 4.96 % 9.91 %
Cardano2.250 0.26 % 3.24 % 5.24 %
Tether0.9986 0.03 % 0.08 % 0.23 %
Binance Coin348.92 0.27 % 0.67 % 15.21 %
XRP0.9510 0.54 % 1.01 % 11.60 %
Solana138.21 0.20 % 0.77 % 18.75 %
USD Coin1.000 0.18 % 0.21 % 0.29 %
Polkadot30.87 2.19 % 17.29 % 10.73 %
Dogecoin0.2080 0.20 % 1.17 % 14.00 %

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 43,924.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 3,111.48
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 2.27
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 1.01
binance-coin
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 351.19
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.951471
solana
Solana (SOL) $ 138.84
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
polkadot
Polkadot (DOT) $ 29.63
dogecoin
Dogecoin (DOGE) $ 0.208938