Intel Leak Includes New SSD Product Information for Q4 2011 and Q1 2012

Intel has always been unsuccessful in keeping its plans and road maps under wrap. But analysts have often wondered if leaked plans are intentional or simply a case of bad luck. No matter what it is, the latest leak from Intel is a detailed plan in the SSD space for the rest of 2011 and through next year.

According to the road map obtained by VR-Zone, Intel has listed several SSD models which are already released or to be released in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012.

Included in the leaked plans are the 520 Series (Cherryville), 710 Series (Lyndonville) and the 720 Series (Ramsdale) - only the 720 Series is set for release.

During the second quarter of 2012, Intel will deliver Ramsdale MLC in 800GB and 400GB capacities. These will have features like PCI Express interface and use 25mm MLC-HET NAND flash memory.

In same quarter of 2012 will be the launch of King Crest, a successor of the 520 Cherryville line. This will have a SATA 6Gpbs interface with 25 nm MLC-HET NAND flash memory which will be in 2.5 inch form factor.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the same products will be launched along with the Taylorsville SSD which will have 800GB, 400GB and 200GB capacities.