Intel recently announced its new SSD 665p series for the consumer market. The storage component is basically an updated version of the semiconductor maker’s last generation SSD 660p, and comes with more 3D QLC NAND layers to boot.
To be precise, the SSD 665p’s 3D QLC NAND built around 96-layer components, versus the 64-layer components used by its predecessor. Like its predecessor also, the SSD 665p is only available in the M.2 form factor, but does support NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4.
The new storage medium come in two capacities, 1TB and 2TB. On paper, the 2TB variant has sequential read and write speeds of 2,000MB/s, while the 1TB model shares the same sequential read speed, but has a slightly slower sequential write speed of 1,925MB/s. By comparison, Intel’s SSD speeds aren’t as mindblowing as what other competitors’ NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSDs offer, never mind the speeds offered by the new PCIe 4.0.
Statistically, Intel claims that its new 96-layer SSD 665p series should provide approximately 13% better performance than its predecessor, plus 50% higher endurance.
At the time of writing, Intel did not specify when the SSD 665p series will be made available to the public. Further, there’s also still no local pricing for either the 1TB or 2TB variant.