Intel has announced its latest lineup of M.2 SSDs under the 600P Series. The lineup comprises of four different M.2 SSDs that are based on the more efficient 3D NAND technology instead of the conventional NAND technology found in the majority of consumer SSDs in the market.
Due to its size, Intel has designed its 600P Series of M.2 SSDs to be compatible with both the desktop and notebook platforms. The company went on to say that its newest M.2 SSDs would be able to extend the battery life of laptops; idle power consumption is claimed to be reduced up to 90% when compared against typical 2.5-inch hard drive. Speaking of which, Intel stated that its new 600P Series SSDs will draw up to 100 milliwatts of power when under load and around 40 milliwatts when idle.
Intel’s 600P Series of M.2 SSDs will come in four different storage variants that range from 128GB up to 1TB. The former comes with a sequential read and write speed of 770MBps and 450MBps respectively; meanwhile, the latter SSD features a significantly higher read and write speed of 1800MBps and 560MBps respectively.
Price-wise, the 128GB variant of the Intel 600P M.2 Series SSD comes with a price tag of US$69 (about RM277). Meanwhile, the 256GB and 512GB variants are priced at US$104 (around RM418) and US$189 (approximately RM760) each. Finally, the 1TB variant will come with a retail price of US$359 (about RM1,440).