The current generation of 3D NAND offers a noticeably higher storage density and has a lower cost than planar memory, and due to the increased cell size, it can provide a good level of performance and reliability.
Intel’s SSD uses a new 64-layer Intel memory with three-bit cells, which replaces the planar three-bit memory SK Hynix.
In 2017, Intel was the first to release a solid-state drive based on a new 64-layer TLC 3D NAND.
Intel SSD 545s 2.5Zoll SATA TLC 256GB [SSDSC2KW256G8X1] is the third model from Intel, based on the controller of the manufacturer Silicon Motion. However, in the SSD 540s a newer chip SM2259 is used, which is exclusive for Intel SSDs so far. The architecture in the new version of the controller has not changed – it is based on a 32-bit RISC processor and uses four channels to interact with the flash memory array. But thanks to increasing clock frequency, the SM2259 is capable of delivering about 10 percent better performance in random operations. In addition, a new chip has added error correction when processing data inside the controller, which increases the reliability of the platforms built on it.
The software part of the Intel SSD 545s is well debugged and optimized; the Direct-to-TLC function works as it should; and the novelty can compete with the best products on TLC-memory, for example with Samsung 850 EVO.
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