Imagine swapping out that 1TB mechanical hard drive that's been making grinding noises with a 2GB solid state drive. Talk about an upgrade! If your pockets are stuffed with enough cash and you can justify spending what's likely to be a small fortune on a 2TB SSD in 2.5-inch knickers, you'll have your chance in 2014. So says a leaked Intel roadmap outlining the company's SSD plans.
The leaked roadmap is a continuation of an earlier one that appeared on the web not long ago. This one goes up through the second quarter of 2014, which is when Intel is scheduled to release its Fultondale and Pleasantdale lines in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, and 2TB capacities.
Also known as the P3700 and P3500 Series, respectively, these drives will be built with 20nm High Endurance Technology (HET) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. They'll ship in both PCI-E and 2.5-inch form factors and feature AES 256-bit encryption, 25W power (10W while idle), and five year warranties. On the performance side, they're rated for up to 2800MB/s sequential read and up to 1700MB/s sequential write performance.
No word on price, but we're thinking "arm and a leg" is a pretty good estimate.